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Children's Crusade: Memoirs of a Teenage Radical

by Philip de Gouveia

Evie, a phenomenally bright but socially marginalised fifteen year-old, has had it with Western Civilization. Self-educated in the ideas of the Luddites, Mao and T.E. Lawrence, she wants to launch a mission against technology and the damage she believes it has wrought on the human race. She's taken a look at human history and decided it's time things changed. For good. But can she get her mobile-addicted classmates to join with her?

Evie ..... Leah Brotherhead
Mikey ..... Luke Treadaway
Carlton ..... Nathan Stewart-Jarrett
Kathy ..... Georgia Groome
Heather ..... Christine Kavanagh
Stuart ..... Nicholas Boulton
Eve ..... Sally Orrock
Adam ..... Iain Batchelor

Directed by Rosalynd Ward


This is Philip de Gouveia's first play for radio. He has worked as a journalist and academic/policy researcher. Two of his stage plays, "The Six Wives of Timothy Leary" and "Isfahan Calling", also integrated political and/or philosophical ideas into the drama.

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45 minutes

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Fri 18 Feb 2011 14:15