As part of the schools celebration of 50 years the drama class was divided into groups, with the assignment of creating at short play set within the last 50 years. Four others and I devised a piece, which was called “Radio Times” and lasted around half an hour. The piece was set between the years 1979 -1986 portraying a typical family. What it also covers is how the Falklands war, which was in 1982, impacts on the lives of everyone in the family.
The style of the play was inspired by ‘Willie Russell’s ‘Blood Brothers’ how people are influenced by the social and cultural world they live in. In our play they are all affected by the war in different ways. Both Eddie and Mickey are affected by the economic recession and the play has tragic consequences. One mans live than be influenced and changed by certain events. I went to see this play in London and I was astonished by the cast and how the actors were not only amazing but perfect for the roles and they were brilliant singers this gave me a better understanding of facial expressions and movement these aspects of blood brothers helped me in my own devised piece.Order now
The idea of our play covers life between 1979-1986 in which the war was taking place. We decided to use a war theme as war is a major reason why many people’s family members have died and still till this day the nation talk about the wars that’s happened in the past and because individuals can relate to this.
I believe my character as being the dad went moderately well, I was very pleased that my overall facial expressions and voice had improved given that at beginning I was really struggling with these aspects, I believe that my movement could have been better since I sat down most of the play this was an important part as it lowered my mark. The main emotion