Front cover of The Gate Escape Script by Mark Wheeller, showing running children
Mark Wheeller

The Gate Escape Script

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Dealing with issues around truancy, the story centres on two truants – Corey who claims to be ‘addicted’ and Chalkie who views himself as a ‘casual truant’.

The play explores their past through a task they are set by a surreal Big Brother like figure. The loser will be in for some dramatic Big Bother!

Suitable for: Key Stage 3/4 (ideal for KS4 TIE performance) and A-level
Duration: 70 minutes
Cast: Up to 30, or 2 female, 2 male with doubling.

"I loved the piece – it really is Mark Wheeller at his absolute best… I loved so many of the ideas… inspired."
Neil Phillips, Head of Drama Bitterne Park School, Southampton, and Edexcel GCSE Examiner

"The Gate Escape has a lively dramatic style and innovative structure with dynamic and contemporary dialogue... the audience will be enthralled by the main characters... I strongly recommend The Gate Escape to all those with an interest in truancy."
Professor Ken Reid, Deputy Principal, Swansea Institute of HE
(Author or Truancy: Short and Long Term Solutions; Tackling Truancy in Schools; Truancy and Schools.)

 


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