Boy with the Transistor Radio

Boy with the Transistor Radio

Boy with the Transistor Radio

by: Willy Russell

by: Willy Russell

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Boy with the Transistor Radio

Boy with the Transistor Radio

by: Willy Russell

by: Willy Russell

Overview

Terry is leaving school with few prospects in his native Liverpool. His father finds him a job in a local warehouse, but Terry has other ideas. Living in a dream world promulgated by a radio DJ to whom he listens constantly, Terry is convinced there is something better and he makes an angry escape bid. This compelling, compassionate play was transmitted on Thames Television. Contained in the volume Our Day Out and Other Plays (Oxford Playscripts) with Our Day Out, Terraces, and I Read the News today, each of which is also available in a single play edition.  To apply for a licence to perfom any of those three titles, please visit the page for the individual play listing.

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Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

Details

  • Genre: Theatre for Young Audiences
  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Cast Attributes: Room for Extras
  • Target Audience: Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)

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Willy Russell

Willy Russell’s career spans more than four decades; born in Liverpool in 1947, he left school at 15, became a women’s hairdresser, part-time singer/songwriter performing on the local folk scene, before returning to education and becoming a teacher Whilst at St Katharine’s College, Willy began writing drama and, in ...

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