The Machine Gunners (stage version)
Paperback, 120 pages ISBN: 9781848423145Publication Date:
6 Dec 2012
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
Polka Theatre, London, 2011

The Machine Gunners (stage version)

By Robert Westall Adapted by Ali Taylor

Paperback £9.99£7.99

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.

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'An imaginative and realistic interpretation.'

The Stage
Paperback, 120 pages ISBN: 9781848423145Publication Date:
6 Dec 2012
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Ali Taylor:

Fault Lines
Overspill
Cathy
Cotton Wool

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