The Girl Who Lost Her Voice: Background

The Girl Who Lost her Voice is a multi-part play by Alan Ayckbourn written for audiences aged from three to eight years. It was premiered at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in 2005 on Saturday mornings throughout the summer season. Each part was self-contained so audiences did not have to visit every week to follow the continuing plot.

It is the final play written for this age group during the period 2002 - 2005 when he wrote one play for young people a year. The play has never been published but is available for production.

The plot concerns young Tia Maria Perkins, who has a dream that when she grows up she will be the town crier. But what on earth is she going to do now that she's lost her voice? And not just lost it, mind you but, worse still, now appears to have someone else's instead.

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