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Anthony Horowitz

Published by Samuel French Ltd

4 Male 2 Female

The UK's National Theatre commissioned acclaimed novelist, screenwriter and playwright Anthony Horowitz to write a play for young people and the result is this one-act comedy-drama which is both funny and poignant for a cast of six ...

A group of young people are rehearsing The Importance of Being Earnest but, as they attempt to perform a play which is alien to them, it becomes apparent that their surroundings are not normal

Gradually, as tensions mount, squabbles ensue and each young person's story starts to emerge, the location is found to be an institution - reinforced by the final grim, chilling echoes of doors slamming and being locked


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