Little Platoons
Paperback, 104 pages ISBN: 9781848421516Publication Date:
20 Jan 2011
Size: 197mm x 128mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
Bush Theatre, London, 2011

Little Platoons

By Steve Waters

Paperback £9.99£7.99

Moving from satiric comedy to poignant family drama, Little Platoons takes the pulse of Coalition Britain - exploring what the retreat of the state and the growth of people power really means for its citizens.

When Rachel's ex threatens to remove their son from London to sort out his education, she joins a local group of parents setting up a ‘free school'. Her new friends, led by the charismatic Nick, want to create an education their children can enjoy not endure. But the vision of the Big Society they seek to create tears their lives apart. 

Press Quotes

'wittily exposes the confusion that surrounds the subject of how we best educate our children.'


'an engrossing state-of-the-nation play about a contemporary issue that is unlikely to go away.'

Arts Desk

'anatomises the urgency of education policies in the coalition government...I can't recall a more urgently satirical local play at this address in all the wonderful 38 years of its existence.'
Paperback, 104 pages ISBN: 9781848421516Publication Date:
20 Jan 2011
Size: 197mm x 128mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Steve Waters:

World Music
Fast Labour
The Unthinkable
Steve Waters: Shorts
Why Can't We Live Together?
Out of Your Knowledge
The Contingency Plan
Death of a Cyclist
The Secret Life of Plays
In a Vulnerable Place
On the Beach
The Play About Calais

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