Wellington 24

Cast: 14-21f 0-6m (all-female cast possible)

Staging: One main location (factory floor)

Amateur rights performance fee: £70 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Ebook, ISBN: 9781788507363Publication Date:
2 Nov 2023
£7.99 £6.39You save £1.60 (20%)
First Staged:
Lady Eleanor Holles School, Hampton, 2020

Wellington 24

By Rachel Harper

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An upbeat and empowering wartime tale about teamwork, collaboration and beating the odds.

It's 1943, World War II rages on, and the men are gone. It's left to the 'women in the workmen's boots' to pick up the pieces in the factory. They're being relied upon to build the planes that could win the war, and they take the responsibility seriously.

On this particular day, they're attempting to build a Wellington bomber in record-breaking time: under twenty-four hours. As temperatures rise and prejudices bubble up, will they be able to pull together in time? 

Rachel Harper's play Wellington 24 was first performed by the students at Lady Eleanor Holles School in Hampton, as part of the Write the Girl project.

Content guidance: This play contains some violent language.

Note for Performers: Wellington 24 includes performances of three songs from the period, sung by the cast. The sheet music for these songs (which can be sung a cappella, or with musical accompaniment) is included at the back of the full script at no additional charge.

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

The Nick Hern Books Multiplay Drama series features large-cast plays specifically written to be performed by and appeal to young people. For more information, visit www.multiplaydrama.co.uk.

Downloadable Extract Wellington 24 extractWELLINGTON_24_EXTRACT.pdf
Press Quotes

'Lovely... raises difficult questions without trying to present easy answers about relationships, war and collective responsibility for terrible acts in a way that evolves naturally through the banter between well-drawn characters, which is often very entertaining'

British Theatre Guide

Cast: 14-21f 0-6m (all-female cast possible)

Staging:One main location (factory floor)

Amateur rights performance fee: £70 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Ebook,ISBN: 9781788507363Publication Date:
2 Nov 2023
£7.99 £6.39You save £1.60 (20%)
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