The Playhouse Apprentice
Ebook, ISBN: 9781788507318Publication Date:
2 Nov 2023
£7.99 £6.39You save £1.60 (20%)
First Staged:
Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare's Globe, 2016

The Playhouse Apprentice

By Jessica Swale

Ebook £7.99£6.39

An exhilarating and hilarious story about theatre, bravery and how a little voice can make a big difference.

1597, the Globe Theatre. A crisis is underway. The Lord Chamberlain has closed the playhouses and banned the theatre company from the stage. The livelihoods of hundreds of artists are suddenly in jeopardy.

There's only one thing for it: somebody must face the terrors of Blackfriars and travel through London to deliver a petition directly to the Queen of England herself. But who'd be brave (or foolish) enough to take on the task? Enter an unexpected hero…

Jessica Swale's play The Playhouse Apprentice was first performed at the Globe Theatre, London, in a production by the students of Dulwich College.

A free downloadable extract of the play is available from this page.

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'A still-relevant message and plenty of comedy'

British Theatre Guide
Ebook,ISBN: 9781788507318Publication Date:
2 Nov 2023
£7.99 £6.39You save £1.60 (20%)

Also by Jessica Swale:

Blue Stockings
Drama Games for Rehearsals
Jessica Swale's Blue Stockings
The Jungle Book
Drama Games for Classrooms and Workshops
Nell Gwynn
Drama Games for Devising

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