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Falling Over England

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Julian Mitchell

Published by AmberLane Press

4 Male 3 Female

Falling Over England is the moving chronicle of a British family over three generations, from 1945, through the Suez crisis of 1956, to the present. Shifting back and forth in time, the play asks dramatic questions about the relationship between old and young in a country in decline

As national and family skeletons are unearthed, the young fight to preserve their idealism, and the middle-aged to resist indifference and cynicism. They do this with wit and style. But can we ever escape our inheritance - family or national?

"It is intelligent, stimulating, full of matter.... I believe his play offers a pointer to the future: that dramatists have to rediscover the art of writing about big ideas on a small scale" ~ Michael Billington, The Guardian

"It is very well written.... rich in moral insight and aphoristic comedy" ~ Irving Wardle, Independent on Sunday

"Mitchell is a humane and highly intelligent dramatist, and, as anyone who saw his Another Country will know, can write excellent dialogue, especially for bright young people" ~ Benedict Nightingale, The Times

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