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Peter Flanigan has been writing plays for schools and community groups for many years, being the author of over fifty works for the stage, including full-length plays, musicals, revues and one-act plays. His plays have been performed all over Western Australia, and many have been published, including six selected for a Practical Drama course run by TAFE. He has been actively involved in school and community groups throughout this time.
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there's A War On, You Know
It's late 1941 and St Cecilia's School for Young Ladies is well into rehearsal for 'The Mikado', to be presented in May for Founder's Day. But when Japan enters the war, the Bishop (or rather the Bishop's wife) decrees that 'The Mikado' would be quite unsuitable. The school's efforts to overcome this disaster become entwined with the activities of the local VDF (Home Guard), which meets at the school. When some girls attempt to explain the plot of 'The Mikado' to a young VDF recruit, he thinks they are talking about a real event, and relates a garbled version to his captain. The play climaxes in an 'invasion' of the school during Founder's Day.
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Comedy 110 min
Male: 5 Female: 10 Other: -
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