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Genre: Drama

Suitable for youth performances

Author: Hellman, Lillian

Martha Dobie and Karen Wright are both highly respected women, and together they successfully run a boarding school for girls. Despite their efforts over the years, their reputations are instantly torn to shreds when a troublesome and malicious pupil starts an entirely unfounded rumour, which precipitates tragedy for the women. It is finally discovered that the gossip was pure invention, but by that time irreparable damage has been done, and once treasured friends have failed the test of loyalty. An examination of faith in truth, The Children’s Hour explores the tendency of many people, when presented with cruel gossip, to believe in the worst.

Cast 2 male 14 female

Length Full

Set 2 Interior Sets

Licence UK & Ireland only

ISBN 978 0 8222 0205 9


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