The Siege was commissioned by schools from across the UK, when they decided that there was a noticeable lack of good plays for teenagers with a reasonable but not restricting cast size. The story follows the Swados Family, living in the city of Arden which is taken under siege by the neighbouring town of Dower. Some people turn to drugs, others to the church, others find their own ways of coping with daily life. Follow the struggle of the family and their fellow citizens in a play which has everything.
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Adrian Mitchell was a much-loved playwright, poet and activist. His work in the theatre spans more than four decades. It includes original plays, many of them based on his heroes including William Blake, Mark Twain and Erik Satie, and adaptations of Spanish Golden Age and Russian classics. He worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre anMore about Adrian Mitchell