The Red Helicopter (Multiplay Drama)
A thrilling, epic story about innocence, community and the dangerous power of unquestioning belief.
It's 2072. Following a cataclysmic economic and social decline, the UK has been abandoned by its inhabitants in a mass exodus. Almost everyone got out. Almost.
In a disused office somewhere in the ghost city of London lives a group of twenty abandoned young people. At the top of a ruthless hierarchy is sixteen-year-old 'Daddy', who has taken control of the only Internet connection, promising that one day they will all be lifted to safety by a red helicopter.
But when a stranger from the North arrives looking for a girl who disappeared from the group a year ago, nothing can ever be the same again….
Robin French's play The Red Helicopter was first performed at the Almeida Theatre, performed by the Young Friend of the Almeida LAB Company.
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 older teenagers and young adults. For more information, visit www.multiplaydrama.co.uk.