The Machine Gunners (stage version)

By Robert Westall Adapted by Ali Taylor

The Machine Gunners (stage version)
 
Paperback, 120 pages Online Price:
£7.99
ISBN: 9781848423145
Format: 198mm x 129mm
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Published: 6th December 2012
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Category: Literary adaptations, Modern drama (post-1945), Plays for young people (12-18 years)

Series: NHB Modern Plays, NHB Classic Plays

First Staged: Polka Theatre, London, 2011

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An adaptation of the beloved, 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. Friendships are forged and loyalties tested, in the adventure of a lifetime...

Robert Westall's 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 seventy years.

This thrilling stage adaptation comes from the award-winning playwright Ali Taylor, and premiered at the Polka Theatre, London. It provides rich opportunities for discussion in the classroom, and for staging by schools, youth theatres and amateur companies.

'An imaginative and realistic interpretation.'

- The Stage


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