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New revised 2020 version
Set text for OCR GCSE 9-1 Drama exam
This play tells the tragic true story of Dan Nolan, a teenage boy who went missing on the 1st January 2002 after a night out fishing with his best friends.
The play explores the mystery of Dan's disappearance and the tragic events that occurred that night; raising issues concerning personal safety and the importance of looking out for each other.
A verbatim play, it uses only the words of his family, friends and the Detective Superintendent in charge of the police investigation.
This revised 2020 edition of the play includes a new foreword reflecting on the original production by Mark, a new interview with the original cast and a new note on the original lighting design by Danny Sturrock.
Suitable for: Key Stage 3/4, GCSE, BTEC, A-Level to adult
Duration: 60 minutes approximately
Cast: Up to 18, or 2 female, 2 male with doubling.
Heart-rending, bold, direct and simple. Even on the bare page this is a powerful piece of drama..."
Paul Fowler, GODA 2003
This play is not just about Dan Nolan, it's about all of us and our responsibility to and for each other.
David Dykes, Head of Creative and Performing Arts, King Edward VI School, Southampton (Dan's former school)