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Criminal MartyrsUnit 3 Edexcel Workshop

The People's War: 1914 - 1918
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The People's War: 1914 - 1918

( Sally I'Anson )
Price: £9.99

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Performance Licence: Band A - See Here

18 Actors plus ensemble; can be performed by 9 actors with doubling

Run time: Approx 45 mins

About the Resource


The play was written to mark the Centenary of World War One and celebrates the bravery and commitment of the young men and women who were called to defend their country. The play recognises the hardship and suffering of the families, women and children who were left behind.

The Telegram Boy and Girl take the audience on a journey to reveal the horror, loss and hardship of war. We see snapshots of people’s lives – from the reality of the front line; to a fleeting moment of comedy from the Soldiers in training; to Women in a Munitions factory.

This piece of theatre weaves powerful memories from World War One with fictional stories of the lives of everyday people.

Episodic and giving wonderful opportunities for imaginative direction this play can be performed by a full cast or, with doubling, by nine actors. A casting grid for nine actors is provided.

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About the Author

Sally I’Anson has taught in London secondary schools since 2005, as Head of Drama & Theatre Arts, a GCSE Drama visiting examiner and private tutor for LAMDA examination candidates.

Since becoming a mother she has decided to pursue a lifelong ambition to write plays. Her first piece ‘The People’s War:1914’ was performed in school in  June 2014.  Its resounding success prompted her to share the work with other drama teachers in the hope they will find her script to be ‘just-what-they-are-looking-for’ when the school production appears on the horizon!

Tags: World War One, War, Loss, Families, Episodic drama,WW1, symbolism, movement,Non-musical production, Drama production, Historical drama, wartheme, consequences


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