DIVIDED CITY Playscript Now Available!
What’s more important than football?
Graham and Joe just want to play football and be selected for the city team, but a violent attack on Kyoul, an asylum seeker, changes everything as they’re drawn into a secret pact to help the victim and his girlfriend Leanne. Set in Glasgow during the Orange marching season, Divided City is a gripping tale about two boys - one a Rangers fan, the other a Celtic fan - and how they must find their own way forward in a world divided by difference.
This Methuen Drama Critical Script
- has detailed, structured schemes of work + inspiring classroom activities
- saves teachers considerable time + further free resources online
- helps teachers deliver requirements for English at KS3 & GCSE English, the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) and references the AQA and Edexcel specifications
- boosts success by enhancing pupils’ understanding of the learning process
- utilises drama to develop pupils’ critical skills
Series Editors: Paul Bunyan and Ruth Moore, national experts in developing Drama in English
The stage adaption by Martin Travers of Theresa Breslin’s award-winning novel was first produced at Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre as musical theatre and is due to be performed as youth productions in Hamilton, Scotland, and Derry-Londonderry, City of Culture 2103.
Divided City won the RED Book Award and Catalyst Book Award and has been shortlisted for eight other Book Awards. It is frequently selected for major national reading initiatives, including the Government funded ‘Boys into Books’ scheme and a community reading project in Ireland set up by the EU Programme for Peace and Reconciliation
One of her most talked about books, Theresa visits schools, festivals and education conferences worldwide to discuss the issues raised in Divided City
Photograph of two boys in Celtic & Rangers tops © Scarpa
Signed copies of Theresa’s books will be available at all events
In conjunction with the Citizens Theatre and South Lanarkshire schools the Divided City musical will be produced at Hamilton Town House Theatre on Thurs 7th - Sat 9th February
With a cast of around 200 local children the Divided City musical will appear in the Millennium Theatre in Derry-Londonderry on Mon 4th - Tues 5th March to celebrate the City’s Year of Culture
Theresa will be appearing at:
AYE WRITE BOOK FESTIVAL - 11th March: Divided City, Spy for the Queen of Scots and other titles
AYE WRITE BOOK FESTIVAL - 12th March: Interactive session with Kate Leiper, illustrator of Treasury of Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales
EDINBURGH BOOK FESTIVAL - August
Theresa's Latest Books
Award Winning Books
Theresa's first book, Simon's Challenge, won the Young Book Trust Fidler Award for new writers and for Whispers in the Graveyard, her remarkable story about a dyslexic boy, she was awarded the Carnegie Medal.
Remembrance, a tale of youth in World War One, was selected for the American Library Association’s Best Books for Young Adults, and New York Public Library’s Books for the Teen Age.
Divided City, a compelling and courageous story of two boys who must find their own way forward in a world divided by difference, won the Catalyst and the RED book awards and was shortlisted for eight others.
Prisoner of the Inquisition won the teenage section of The Historical Association, Young Quills Award, and was voted favourite book by the young people shadowing the Carnegie Medal Book Awards.