FULSTOW BOYS, THE
by Steel, Gordon
Genre: Drama Comedy
Cast 10 male 3 female
Licence World (amateur rights) excluding North America
ISBN 978 0 85676 380 9
“A powerful and passionate play that lingers in the mind” (Luxe Magazine).
At the turn of the centenary of the armistice, the award-winning writer of Studs, A Kick in the Baubles, Albert Nobbs and Grow Up Grandad gives us this comedy-drama that is based on true stories from the town of Fulstow, Lincolnshire in 2005, and the Great War.
When Sky News and the rest of the world’s press descends on a small village in Lincolnshire all hell breaks loose. Why doesn’t the village have a war memorial? And what are they going to do about it? Determined to right a wrong that has been hanging over Fulstow since the First World War, the tenacious Nicola Pike leads the village committee to make a decision that threatens to tear the community apart . . . but Graham is desperate to cure his constipation, Maurice’s back is playing up and Moira is furious that someone else has been asked to make the chocolate cake at the forthcoming fete. Set across two time frames, the tale of a village’s monumental decision is both heart-breaking and hilarious.
The Fulstow Boys was first presented by Steelworks Theatre Company at ARC, Stockton-on-Tees on 5th September 2018.