The Machine Gunners
Published by Nick Hern Books
Large Mixed Cast
An imaginative adaptation of the much-loved, award-winning children's novel ...
It's 1940, and Britain is at war
Young Chas McGill has the second-best collection of war souvenirs in town, but desparately wants it to be the best
Amidst the bombs and air raids, Chas and his friends plan their own war effort in their newly built bunker where friendships are forged and loyalties tested, in the adventure of a lifetime ...
Robert Westall's novel The Machine Gunners has been read, studied and loved by successive generations of younger readers
It won the Carnegie Medal and was voted one of the most important children's novels of the past 70 years
This thrilling stage adaptation provides rich opportunities for discussion in the classroom, and for staging by schools, youth theatres and amateur companies
Also included are Ali Taylor's detailed production notes, with lots of tips and advice on how the play can be staged
Flexible Cast: M5-M11, F1-F2 - Simple Staging