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Criminal Martyrs

( Alison Warren )
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CRIMINAL MARTYRS imagines a world where young offenders are placed in stasis for their crimes as object lessons. However, the main focus of the play is on the stories behind the crimes and considers why each individual case might be different and poses the question “Could this be you?”

This is an episodic performance piece for nine actors that has been successfully used for Edexcel GCSE performance exams. There is significant multi-roling which seems very popular with the exam boards at the moment although the characters are all quite distinct. The nine actors all have to play a variety of characters who have important roles to play. The play was designed to answer that annual problem of students who think their part isn’t big enough. Whilst there are some central figures everybody gets a chance to be part of significant moments. The characters can be changed to fit male or female roles.

It has simple staging with simple costumes that should reflect the characters and a very few props.

For a sample, click here. (Sample is a PDF; full resource is supplied as both PDF and Word documents).

About the Author

Ali Warren lives and teaches in Wiltshire, with a long-suffering husband, a cat and a great many books. She teaches full time in an 11 – 18 secondary school, runs a youth theatre, is an examiner for GCSE, writes plays and articles and is teacher in residence at Salisbury Playhouse. She is also on the executive for National Drama. Alison also sews, runs a readers' group, swims and is a member of the re-enactment group the Society of the Sealed Knot. She likes to keep busy and doesn’t sleep much!

Tags: GCSE, performance, episodic, ensemble, 9 actors, multi-role, characterisation, social issues, consequences


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