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Scratching the Surface


Set in an underground bunker, we follow a group of young apocalyptic ‘survivors’ with dreams of urban exploration as they delve into the past to make sense of the future. They are guided by two adults referred to only as ‘The Wise’. But who are the Wise and are they hiding something?  And what of Nostradamus and the quatrains? Do they really hold the key to the downfall of the Relics (Adults) and the success of the New World?

Winner ‘Best Original Play’, Tamworth Hastilow One Act Play Festival,  2017

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Available for performance from January 2019

Licence code: B
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SKU: 978-1-9997429-6-6 Categories: , , ,

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Weight .055 kg
Dimensions 21.6 × 14 × .02 cm



Justine Cope

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  Request a licence quote License code: B (see price table) Cast: 18 - flexible casting including 2 adults, doubling possible. Availability: Available Scenes: set in various locations in a bunker. Simple requirements for each location, ideal for festivals etc. Running time: ~ 45 mins

About the Author

Justine Cope is a Creative Arts and Drama Practitioner, Director and Lecturer in Education. Her passion for writing stems from her love of creativity and devising, scripting and directing drama, theatre and arts projects. She works with numerous educational settings and arts organisations to design and deliver creative provision, in addition to being a Creative Director of Fusion Performance Arts, in Staffordshire. Justine has written several award winning One Act Plays for Youth/Young Performers which have been performed as part of The All England Theatre Festival including ‘The Trial of Rattenfanger’ and ‘From Ashes to Coals’.


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