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Crusaders by Frances Poet

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Crusaders by Frances Poet

A group of teens gather to take their French exam but none of them will step into the exam hall. Because Kyle has had a vision and he’ll use anything, even miracles, to ensure his classmates accompany him. Together they have just seven days to save themselves, save the world and be the future.  

And Kyle is not the only one who has had the dream.  All across the globe, from Azerbaijan to Zambia, children are dreaming and urging their peers to follow them to the promised land.  Who will follow?  Who will lead?  Who will make it?

Cast size: 10 – 100, ideally with a mixture of genders.

Recommended for ages 14+. 

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Frances Poet

Frances Poet is a Glasgow based playwright with two decades of experience working as a Literary Manager and dramaturg for some of the UK’s leading theatre companies. Stage plays include the multi- award winning Adam (Scottish and UK tours 2017/18 and NYU Skirball Centre 2019) and GUT (Traverse Theatre & Tron Theatre 2018 and in a French translation as MADRA, Théâtre La Licorne, Montréal 2019) which was shortlisted for the Bruntwood Prize For Playwriting (2015), nominated for a UK Theatre Best Play Award and won the Writers’ Guild 2019 Award for Best Play.

Frances has also completed a number of classic adaptations including The Macbeths (Citizens Theatre/Scottish Tour 2017/18), What Put The Blood (Abbey Theatre, Dublin 2017 and previously as Andromaque Scottish Tour 2015), Dance Of Death (Citizens Theatre 2016) and The Misanthrope (Oran Mòr 2014).

Frances also writes for TV and radio and has had short films screened at national and international festivals.