by MacDougall, Roger

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Genre: Comedy

Cast 7 male 3 female

Length Full

Set 2 Interior Sets

Licence World in English


This famous comedy produced at the Theatre Royal Windsor deals with a passionate campaigner for peace who has to reconsider his motives when his schoolboy sons decide to save the human race from nuclear disaster and plan an escapade that captures the imagination of the world. The schoolboys themselves never appear on stage, but their progress is reflected throughout the play by its effect on all those around them. Tongue-in-cheek humour shows the pitfalls and the advantages of their father’s opinionated and belligerent fight for peace which has always been his first priority in life.

“The author gives everyone a fair crack of the whip, stating, with impartiality and rare wit, the case viewed from contrasting points of view that remain pertinent to all ages and times”. [The Stage]

Also available: Newly revised and updated version adapted by Binnie Yeates. 4M 6F 8B 10G, for youth groups, high schools and Secondary Schools.


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