Play explores childhood in wartime

Doncaster Little Theatre’s Young Lit section perform The Armed Man by Malcolm Beasley, starting tonight (Thursday, February 24) and running until Saturday, February 26.

Directed by Barbara Upton and specially written for the theatre’s Young Lit performers, this new play is a timeless piece, which deals with the effects of war on children.

Through the experience and actions of the children, we are shown the dehumanising effects of warfare, and the hopes and fears that affect the children’s relationships and behaviour.

The play centres on The Armed Man, a straw effigy, made by the children to keep them occupied in a game of their own creation while their parents deal with the enemy.

Poignant and amusing, the play charts the changes in the children as they come to terms with a long siege and the misery created by the enemy at the gates.

All tickets are £6 and the Box Office is open Monday-Saturday, 4-8pm. Call 01302 340422.

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