Upfront Theatre - Plays for Young People

Upfront Theatre - Plays for Young People $27.99

Claire Dowie

Published by Methuen

Large Mixed Cast
An anthology of four hard-hitting, edgy plays for young people, ideal for performance with a large cast

The four Plays are:

Why Is John Lennon Wearing A Skirt?

Portrays a 14-year-old girl who dresses like a boy and would rather play football than anything else

This version can be performed by a cast of up to 100


Explores a boy's relationship with his grandfather, who is suffering from Alzheimer's (or "Arsehammers", as the boy hears it)

He believes his Grandad to have superpowers on account of his routine disappearances

A brilliant tale of living with, and understanding, mental illness

It has been re-imagined for a cast of around 20

The Year of the Monkey

This large cast version shows a mother dreaming of injecting some excitement into her humdrum life

The play has been revised the play for around 25 young people

Hard Working Families

Previously unpublished, this is a satirical play with music that exposes the true impact that earning a living has on young people in modern-day society

It is a response to politicians' visions of 'ordinary people', set against the reality of earning a living and the way this impacts on young people's lives

It can be performed by a cast of up to 50


"Dowie makes you laugh as she kicks you in the teeth" ~ Guardian

"Claire Dowie is the supreme advocate of rebellion. She debunks conformity or almost anything which can be defined" ~ Stage

"The female counterpart to Quentin Crisp" ~ Evening Standard

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