Shadows (Dryden)

by  Ellen Dryden

Short Play, Drama  /  1m, 3f

A mysterious, haunting drama.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 3f
  • SubGenre


    Theatre for Young Audiences, Mystery/Thriller
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

A man, David, emerges from the shadows of an empty theatre. Soon he is joined by Peggy, fresh from drama school who has come to audition for the part of Cordelia. Peggy begins to perform her audition speech and David joins her, playing the part of Lear. When Peggy asks who he is he replies, "Just — a jobbing actor." A mysterious, haunting drama.

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

  • Jr High/Primary
  • High School/Secondary

License details

  • Minimum Fee: £13 per performance plus VAT when applicable.



  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Setting: An empty stage
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes


1m, 3f
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Cast Attributes

  • Roles for Teens


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