Hope Springs

Hope Springs

Hope Springs

Hope Springs


When all communications are lost with a privately run youth correction facility, two educational inspectors head off to the facility’s remote island location to work out what has happened. They get more than they bargained for in this tale exploring big issues for young people.

Sent to the island for ‘behaviour modification’, some of the pupils staged a rebellion sparked by a singular dramatic event, while others simply wanted to keep their heads down and leave after they’d gone through ‘the programme’.

This text will spark not only strong performances from teenagers, but also debates about the rights and wrongs in the script – inspiring readers and performers to ask the question: “What would I have done?”

This version of Hope Springs is the original, for older young actors; it doesn’t shy away from some of the darker issues and themes of the story.

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  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Cast Attributes: Ensemble cast, Expandable casting, Roles for Teens, Flexible cast size, Room for Extras
  • Target Audience: Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)


Richard Conlon

Richard Conlon was switched on to the power of drama in his final years at school and in his experiences as an actor in a young company. The ability of theatre to allow an audience to see the world through new eyes fascinates him to this day.

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