The Press Gang

by  Ellen Dryden

Short Play, Drama  /  4boy(s), 6girl(s)

The committee of a school magazine meets for a report on the first issue. Unfortunately the treasurer announces the profits have gone astray. Tensions rise as the co-founder, Mandy, confronts her once friend and fellow founder Suzi. It seems that not only the magazine will fold.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4boy(s), 6girl(s)
  • SubGenre


    Theatre for Young Audiences
  • Audience

    Target Audience

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

Additional Info

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: £30 per performance plus VAT when applicable.



  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Setting: A classroom.


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Cast Attributes

  • Roles for Teens
  • Roles for Children


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