The Monster Under The Bed A Play for Children by Kevin Dyer


The Monster Under The Bed A Play for Children by Kevin Dyer

Ben has a BIG problem. His Mum is acting grumpy, his best friend Vince has stolen his precious binoculars and hia Dad is far, far away...oh, and there's a monster under the bed. But when Ben Swaps places with the underbed monster, Ben's life - and his school - is turned inside out, and upside down. A funny and thrilling play for children about frienship and facing up to your fears.


This energetic comedy for six to 11-year-olds is on at the Polka Theatre in South-West London until July 25. The script, unillustrated yet set in eye-friendly size text for easy following, will provide lots of raucous chuckles after the show. The play is about a boy called Ben, whose dad, a soldier, gives him a pair of binoculars before going off to war. When Ben's best friend Vince takes them, Ben swaps places with a monster to get them back and his day turns into a disaster. Drawing on The Borrowers and Roald Dahl's BFG, this is an imaginative new work from a diverse and experienced writer. Dyer's The Bomb, about the 1984 IRA Brighton explosion, won an Arts Council award.

About the Author

Kevin Dyer has over 30 commissioned plays behind him - for radio, for young people's audiences, arts centres, rural tours, as well as a large-scale community play. He is a published poet and has been a magazine and newspaper journalist, a reviewer and a leader of many creative writing sessions. As a director, he has produced dozens of plays all over the UK. His celebrated production of 'Walking the Tightrope' played in venues across the UK, Canada and Europe and was invited to the Royal National Theatre.

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89 pages


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Publication date

5th July 2009



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