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'The Long Road' by Stuart Ardern - additional information.

'The Long Road' by Stuart Ardern
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Period and Geography
Locations: England and Germany. Time Periods: 1940s and 1990s
Settings and Set Complexity
Number of Sets: 2
Setting: Cafe/Bar/Restaurant, A Room and 'Other Location'
Set Requirements: Backdrops/simple flats and Multiple locations in one set
The script includes characters in the following age range(s):
Unspecified ages
21 to 35
Over 65
 Language Advisory:Help
Swearing rate: less than 1 known rude word per thousand.
We have identified the following types of language in the text:
Mild swearwords
In addition to the text, the "Producer's Copy" of the Script includes the following:
A list of the required properties
Set in Germany in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War, and in the present day, with rapid changes implying minimal sets, but some large props (hospital bed) and some pyro effects.
For Alan, the memories of hospitalisation after World War II are more real than his current stay in hospital, to the distress of his family, but his flashbacks eventually explain the loss of his closest friendship. The play uses the unravelling of the mystery of a broken friendship to explore the nature of memory and its impact on behaviour.


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