Scripts & Musicals for Schools
Whistle As You Walk Away
Whistle As You Walk Away is a powerful, informative and moving play which dramatises the lives and times of Victorian children working in the cotton mills. Viewed through the eyes of the young workers, we hear of their hardships and learn about the difficulties and dangers they faced each working day. The play provides opportunities for children to develop mime and movement skills, and includes the musical scores and lyrics of original songs written for the performance.
If you are giving a public performance of this play you must purchase a performing rights licence, available below.
This play can be purchased as a download-only PDF version. You will need Adobe Acrobat or a similar PDF reader.
This version DOES NOT include performing rights.
This version includes a Full Cast/Character List, Production Notes with suggestions for props, costumes and staging, and Follow-On Activities for further work in the classroom.
Performing Rights Licence
Note: some versions do not include performing rights within the price. If you are giving a performance of this play, then you will need a performing rights licence for any version that does not explicitly include it. The licence allows you to give up to 5 performances of this play and is valid for 6 months. For longer performance runs, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.