Home Before Dark, or the Saga of Miss Edie Hill
by Jimmie Chinn
Full Length Play, Drama / 12m, 9f
In this portrait of a small cotton mill town in Lancashire, Edie Hill is essentially portrayed as a tragic heroine: she works hard; raises an illegitimate son, and loses her family one by one as they fall victim to the cotton dust from years spent at…
HOME BEFORE DARK
In this heart-warming and emotional portrait of a small cotton mill town in Lancashire, Edie Hill is essentially protrayed as a tragic heroine: she works hard all her life, raises an illegitimate son, and loses her family one by one as they fall victim to the cotton dust from years spent labouring at the mill. At the same time, however, Edie is a truly funny character, and the tragc points in her saga are interspersed with moments of great warmth and humour.
Period: The eighteen years spanning from 1946 to 1964.
A wonderful variety of characters in a play suitable for adults and youth groups.
KeywordsChildhood, Friendship, Illness/Health, Memory, Parenting/Family, Other (separate multiple with commas):
- Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.
- Time Period: 1950s, 1940s / WWII
- Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
- Additional Features: Not Applicable
- Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
- Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
- Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)
- Expandable casting
- Room for Extras
The play was first presented by the Youth Action Theatre (YAT) at Hampton Court Theatre on the 13th March 1993.