Winner of South London Playwriting Competition

Careless Talk

by Christopher Kell

One-act Stage Drama, 40 minutes approx.

5M 2F

Max Schiller is a German-born pharmacist, living in the East End of London just before the First World War. His English-born daughter, Victoria, is fearful of the antipathy generated by the tensions between England and Germany. Their lives are complicated by the arrival of Peter Fleishner, a young German assistant to Max. As war is declared, Peter is stranded, local feeling turns to hate and Victoria is subjected to frightening hostility. In self-defence, Peter kills a local trouble-maker. Will Victoria stand by her German origins or betray Peter to save herself?

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