The Children's Ward

by  Ellen Dryden

Short Play, Drama  /  1f, 4boy(s)

Four boys in a hospital ward, some of them long-stay patients, struggle to come to terms with each other and the death of one of their inmates in the ward.

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The Children's Ward

by  Ellen Dryden

  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1f, 4boy(s)
  • 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 ward


1f, 4boy(s)
F1, 4 boys (teenage).
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Cast Attributes

  • Roles for Teens
  • Roles for Children



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