Bombs and Blackberries

Bombs and Blackberries

Illustrated by Thomas Docherty

This is a play for a whole top junior class, set in and around Manchester during World War 2. There are 4 songs, and notes on simple staging and costumes. The play would fit well into a project on WW2.

Britain is at war, and the Chivers’ youngest children have to leave their parents to live in the countryside. They are delighted to be brought back home when it looks as though the Germans aren’t going to invade after all. But the air-raid siren goes off and this time it’s frighteningly real . . .

“Perfect for class reading or performance” Primary Times

“This touching play brings to life the Second World War in a very accessible way for junior children.” Books for Keeps

Julia says ...

Here is a picture of a Primary 7 class at Strathblane School, who put on a very successful performance of Bombs and Blackberries in 2005, adding some extra songs from World War Two.