Where the Mangrove Grows

DOI: 10.5040/9781408185452.00000005
Scenes: 8. Roles: Male (3) , Female (0) , Neutral (0)

Twelve year-old Shaun just can’t work it out. Why hasn’t his Mum come to visit? Why has his care-worker taken his picturebook? And who is the man at the window calling him away?

With a bed for a boat and a skirting board oar, Shaun sets off for the mangrove swamps in this darkly enchanting tale of a lost boy’s transformation.

A brave and startling vision of neglect from playwright Joe Hammond, offering an imaginative take on invisible young lives, Where the Mangrove Grows premiered at Theatre503, London, on 6 November 2012 in a co-production with Number Nine Theatre.

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Bloomsbury Publishing

Joe Hammond

ISBN: 9781408185650

Series: Modern Plays

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