59 pgs. 2 female, 3 male
Originally produced by Unicorn Theatre, UK, in 2008
Run Time: 90 minutes
Audience Recommendation: All Ages
Life isn’t much fun for the two children trapped on Ward One of St Ruth’s Hospital For Damaged Eyes. But then a new boy arrives at the hospital and soon he is leading a revolt against Nurse Cakebread’s hard regime. Armed with a set of blueprints and a cunning escape plan, he turns life on the ward upside down. Full of laughs and action, The Flying Machine is a play of heroic deeds, despicable schemes and acts of amazing bravery.
“This is a fine piece of theatre with some intensely sensitive writing” – The Stage, UK
“Porter has a surreal creative streak that seems to speak to children” – Financial Times, UK
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