Dark River

by  Alexa Romanes

Full Length Play  /  10m, 15f

Alexa Romanes's play for young people traces the fortunes of the poorest of the human chain in Victorian London, from the mudlarks who scour the Thames mud for a pittance, to the crossing sweepers, costers and pickpockets. Into their midst comes a mysterious stranger, Sal, a maid-of-all-work from the country who is running from her Rotherhithe employer.

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    Cast Size

    10m, 15f
  • SubGenre


    Theatre for Young Audiences

Additional Info

The unsentimental yet sensitive treatment of its large cast of well-drawn characters and its flexible casting opportunities make this a great choice for schools and youth groups. The age range is 11 to 16 for speaking parts, with numerous extra-opportunities for younger children. The songs, traditional and original, and dance routines can be performed by all the cast. The music is available separately.

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License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
  • Mandatory Music/Media Fee: $25 per performance



  • Additional Features: Play w/ Music


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  • Expandable casting
  • Room for Extras


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Lead Sheets and Piano/Vocal Score 



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