It's Christmas Day, 2050. A group of people
is trying to exist on what is left of the
world after a non-nuclear holocaust. Their
memories and sense of humour help to sustain
them, mainly, through what is probably the
end of civilisation. The basic human frailty
of turning a blind eye towards impending
doom is what has led to this dire situation.
However, their plight has not gone unnoticed
by Vox, the official inspector of the galaxy,
and Chippy, his robotic helper, who have
come to record what we have done to the
"garden". Vox is inspired by the spirit
shown by the group and decides to give the
human race a second chance. The garden is
restored to its original splendour, but
for how long?
The play explores a number of topics within
its main theme of existence in a post-ecological
disaster, including ...
- noise pollution
- population growth
- global warming
- the decreasing 'value' of politicians
- destruction of the rain forests
... and is aimed at students in the 10-14
age range. It can be used as the start of
an ecological awareness campaign, or as
reinforcement of the issues within existing
studies. It has a clear message, starkly
portraying a bleak existence, written in
an understandable and interesting way.
Author's Note : Although this play was originally
conceived for a small cast it has been designed
for the director to be flexible with cast
size. The play was originally performed
with a cast of 35, therefore, directors
should use the names of characters simply
as a guide and not to be adhered to rigidly.