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.
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.