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Discussion in 'Drama and performing arts' started by resources4drama, Nov 10, 2011.
Can you specify the board and the level?
Top Girls, Magdelene Whitewash, Be My Baby, Crucible...
Stags and Hens. Little Women (yawn).
I've done Tissue with five girls and it worked really well. Also Be My Baby and Lear's Daughters.
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Sweet FA by Mark Wheeller
details on wheellerplays.com
Lots of opportunities for 5 girls.
Us and Them
all have worked well for me in the past
The Wild Bunch. Bryony Lavery
Well, as the OP hasn't clarified which board/ level this is, and everyone seems to be assuming that it GCSE, I'll do sso too and suggest this.
Thank you so much for all the suggestions. It's actually AS Edexcel Unit 2 I am looking for suggestions for. We did 4:48 and Tissue last year. I have heard about Lear's Daughters but could anyone point me to where I can get hold of it? It's not available from my usual sources.
I will look into the Bryony Lavery one too Thanks
I had to get it as part of a collection of Shakespeare's adaptations. Can't think of the exact name but it's on amazon.
I've used Minghella's Whale Music a lot. There are 3 main female characters throughout the play. Two others arrive for the 2nd half. There are also two smaller parts that could be doubled up with the character of D.
That is brills, guys. Ta V much!
Also try dancing at lughnasa by Brian friel. You can cut the male parts quite easily ... And if they are a string group then it should be a nice challenge to do the Irish accents.
Here's a play that was written for 6 but you could adapt it for 5! It has lots of potential for Physical Theatre and the themes/ issues are very much A Level based. Here's a link!