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A Spell of Cold Weather: - stage play

92 pages37 minutes


Ideal play for schools and family audiences.

About a child going to stay with her relations for the Christmas holidays and discovering a magical world.

Holly has to spend New Year with the grumpiest pair of farmers who ever ploughed a field. Luckily, she meets a faery called Tomos, whose magic and mischief brighten up her days and transform her stay into a real adventure.

  "A stellar adaptation by Charles Way, moving, thoughtful and wonderfully drawn’.                        What’s on Stage *****


‘Way gives real depth to characters, replaces Dickens’ sentimentality with warmth and his censoriousness with moral indignation’.  *****         The Independent 

‘daringly restructures Dickens’ plot, yet sticks to the motto of his lisping ringmaster Mr Sleary: “People mutht be amuthed.”’                                             The Observer

Charles Way has written over 50 plays, specializing in writing for children, young people and family audiences. His plays are performed worldwide. He has won several major awards - A Spell of Cold Weather won the Writers Guild best children's play award in 2001 and in 2004 his play Red Red Shoes won the English Arts Council best children's play award. In Germany, his play Missing won the Children's Theatre prize and in the USA  he was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award. He was commissioned by the National Theatre to write Alice In The News, which children all over Britain have performed. He has also written many plays for radio, and a TV poem for BBC 2, No Borders, set in the Welsh borders, where he lives and has spent most of his creative life.

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