Getting the Breaks

1-Act Play for a youth cast.  3M (teens), 2F (teens) 1F (20s) 45 mins


Jason and Zoe were going out together. Now Zoe claims she is pregnant – and tells her teacher Miss Priestly. Ben and Sarah are friends. He is unhappy that his mother

won't let him out at night. Sarah thinks he should stand up for himself.

Berwyn dreams of getting the perfect break in snooker and beating the record.

We hear from all these teenagers, their hopes and fears. We begin to understand a little of what makes them who they are. When Zoe attempts suicide, lives converge, briefly touching, before going their own way again.


JASON: about 17

ZOE: about 17

SARAH: 16 and a bit of a loud mouth

BEN: 16 - always feels put upon and not without reason

BERWYN: just turned 16 - a fanatical snooker player

MISS PRIESTLY: Young teacher in her early 20s

"This is a play that a young audience would enjoy and the author should be congratulated for creating an educational script that avoids preaching." Amateur Stage Magazine - Review, April 2010.


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This article was updated on 22 December 2017