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Boy with the Transistor Radio

Short Play, Drama  /  3f, 7m

Boy with the Transistor Radio
by Willy Russell

Terry is leaving school with few prospects in his native Liverpool. His father finds him a job in a local warehouse, but Terry has other ideas. Living in a dream world promulgated by a radio DJ to whom he listens constantly, Terry is convinced there is something better and he makes an angry escape bid. This compelling, compassionate play was transmitted on Thames Television. Contained in the volume Our Day Out and Other Plays (Oxford Playscripts) with Our Day Out, Terraces, and I Read the News today, each of which is also available in a single play edition.  To apply for a licence to perfom any of those three titles, please visit the page for the individual play listing.

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    3f, 7m
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Theatre for Young Audiences
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)
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Summary
Terry is leaving school with few prospects in his native Liverpool. His father finds him a job in a local warehouse, but Terry has other ideas. Living in a dream world promulgated by a radio DJ to whom he listens constantly, Terry is convinced there is something better and he makes an angry escape bid. This compelling, compassionate play was transmitted on Thames Television. Contained in the volume Our Day Out and Other Plays (Oxford Playscripts) with Our Day Out, Terraces, and I Read the News today, each of which is also available in a single play edition.  To apply for a licence to perfom any of those three titles, please visit the page for the individual play listing.
Cast Attributes
  • Room for Extras
  • Time Period Contemporary
  • Setting Simple settings
  • Cautions
    • Mild Adult Themes

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Willy Russell

Willy Russell’s career spans more than four decades; born in Liverpool in 1947, he left school at 15 and became a women’s hairdresser and part-time singer/songwriter performing on the local folk scene before returning to education and becoming a teacher.

Whilst at St Katharine ...

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