The Burston Drum

The Burston Drum

The Burston Drum

by: Ellen Dryden, Don Taylor

by: Ellen Dryden, Don Taylor

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The Burston Drum

The Burston Drum

by: Ellen Dryden, Don Taylor

by: Ellen Dryden, Don Taylor

Overview

On the 1st April, 1914, in the village of Burston, a group of children went on strike to protest at the unfair dismissal of their teachers, Kitty and Tom Higdon. The Burston Drum tells the story, in musical form, of the events leading up to this historic first school strike, and of Kitty's battle to provide a comprehensive and enjoyable education for all the village children and Tom's fight to organize the villagers into a more democratic rural community. With simple staging and a large cast (either all children or mixed children and adults) this musical offers the opportunity for an enjoyable and entertaining community or school production.

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Details

  • Genre: Theatre for Young Audiences, Period
  • Time Period: 1910s / WWI
  • Cast Attributes: Expandable casting, Roles for Teens, Roles for Children
  • Target Audience: Children (Age 6 - 10), Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Authors

Ellen Dryden

Ellen Dryden

Don Taylor

Don Taylor

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