Scene 1 – Willie and Peter are introduced, setting the time the play is set and the age of the characters. They’re talking about fighting and parachutes, which suggests it is during World War 2. Scene 2 – They talk about the other characters, giving us a deeper insight about what they’re like and what kind of stuff they do to keep themselves entertained. Scene 3 – They discover and chase after the squirrel, expressing their childlikeness even more. Scene 4 – They run into John and Raymond, and then start picking on him, showing that Raymond is a weak character, and that John, Peter and Willie have a higher status in the play.
Scene 5 – Angela, Audrey and Donald (Duck) are introduced, playing in a rundown barn. Their characters are portrayed in this scene, Angela as the most girlish character in the play, Audrey as a rather tomboyish person, and Donald as another weak character, as he gets picked on by the two girls. Scene 6 – The squirrel is killed, but as soon as they begin to show a sign of guilt, it shows that they have probably come to realise the seriousness of death, important during the time period which the play is set, but then they soon forget and continue to play around. Scene 7 – is probably one of the scenes with the most emotion portrayed, showing Donald’s innocence and vulnerability. A chance to let you grow close to this certain character.
Scene 8 – This scene shows Audrey trying to impress Angela, and them talking about their friendship. Scene 9 – Is a short scene showing the children’s childlikeness again and what they have to do for fun in that time period. Scene 10 – We see the four boys and the two girls together in this scene and how they react to each other. The conflict between John and Peter is also first shown in this scene. Scene 11 – This is John and Peters fight scene, and showing Johns rise in status when Peter runs away. Scene 12 – We see the weak side of Peter.
Scene 13 – Donald tries to suck up to Peter and become his friend in this scene, and we also find out why Donald was whispering “come back dad” in Scene 7. We hear the siren. Scene 14 – A short scene between Peter and Donald. Scene 15 – We see how John, Willie, Raymond, Audrey and Angela have reacted to the siren. Scene 16 – This is another scene where the boys are once again trying to prove themselves as peter returns. Scene 17 – John and Peter are working together again, adding a bit of comedy to the play. Scene 18 – Willie, Angela, Audrey and Raymond show their vulnerability as children. Scene 19 – John and Peter are obviously friends again as they joke around.
Scene 20 – The four still in the hole are shouting help. This shows that they are careless as the escapee could be nearby. Scene 21 – This scene could show you that Donald is having some trouble coping with life and aloneness. Scene 22 – This scene shows Audrey’s feistiness, and they also become aware to the fact that the ‘Wop’ could still be nearby. Scene 23 – This scene shows Donald playing with fire, and setting the straw on fire. Scene 24 – Everyone decides to play a trick on Donald after running out of the woods. Scene 25 – We see that Donald has set fire to the barn, but as he is about to run out the door closes.
Scene 26 – We see them with the door closed, pretending to be the Italian, oblivious to the building going up in flames. Scene 27 – We see Donald trying to get out of the building, but getting trapped. Scene 28 – Willie is the first to realise that the building is on fire, they open the door and see Donald for a split second. But then the barn implodes and is totally engulfed in flames. The six other children run. Scene 29 – The six children are sat in a field, realising what has just happened, deciding what to do.