A powerful short play script about the children who worked in the cotton mills in Victorian England during the 18th Century. Viewed through the eyes of the young workers, we hear about their hardships and learn about the difficulties they faced each working day. This play provides great opportunities for students to develop mime and movement skills, to perform music and songs, and to act in a number of non-speaking roles.
Cast size: 32 - 42
Running time: approx. 50 minutes
Most suitable for Grades 2 - 8
This is a powerful play script for linking to British history or Victorian England topics.