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In Service

Ellen Dryden

Short Play, Drama  /  5girl(s), 1boy(s)

In Service
by Ellen Dryden

In a large London house the maids awake to their duties on a freezing winter morning: they have only had a few hours' sleep. Lavinia, used t…

In Service

by  Ellen Dryden

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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    5girl(s), 1boy(s)
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Theatre for Young Audiences, Period
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Description

In a large London house the maids awake to their duties on a freezing winter morning: they have only had a few hours' sleep. Lavinia, used to being well-treated in the country house where she was nursery maid, finds it hard to adjust to the cruel way of her new life London. 

Contained in the volume Six Primroses Each & Other Plays for Young Actors, which were originally written for Chiswick Youth Theatre, and in regular workshop and performance use by young actors between the ages of eleven and eighteen. They have good parts and dramatic situations for everyone betwen the ages of ten and twenty and are particularly suitable for National Curriculum Key Stage 3 or 4. 

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Performing Groups
  • High School/Secondary

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  • Minimum Fee: £30 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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Details

  • Time Period: 19th Century
  • Setting: An attic, a kitchen.

Casting

5girl(s), 1boy(s)
Cast Attributes
  • Roles for Teens
1 boy (12), 5 girls (14, slightly older).

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Ellen Dryden

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