The Youth Entertain - Jul 2001
The well-known fairies from A Midsummer Night's Dream and Peter Pan are under continuous attack from the hazard of waste brought by humans. Unexpectedly they stumble on a copse which promises to be a safe haven and yet it seems all is not well. The fairies soon find themselves faced with the prospect of living their lives in public view. Can they escape before it is too late?
The fairy catchers
The fairies stay free
A frightened young girl is interrogated in the cellar of a house by three women. One is a captain in an armed resistance organization, another is a witness and the third is the informer in the 'trial'. The girl is acquitted of betrayal but is led away to be punished for fraternization. The proceedings have, however, uncovered the guilt of another woman present - the informer herself.
The interrogation begins
The real traitor is discovered
A golliwog, a toy soldier, a doll and a monkey with a drum lie forgotten in an attic. Each night they enact the story of the brother and sister who owned them long ago - a story that bursts through the straitlacing of Victorian society.
The slave questions his master
Brother and sister discuss their future