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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

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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