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Daniel Naddafy, Toyin Omari-Kinch and Beverly Denim in the Unicorn Theatre’s production of The Flying Machine in 2008.

The Flying Machine

Phil Porter, playwright


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

Classroom Reading Fee: $50 per classroom, per semester
Amateur/Educational Royalty Fee: $75 per performance
Professional Royalty Fee: please inquire for a quote
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