Children's Crusade


Children's Crusade: Memoirs Of A Teenage Radical20110218

by Philip de Gouveia

Evie, a phenomenally bright but socially marginalised fifteen year-old, has had it with Western Civilization.

Self-educated in the ideas of the Luddites, Mao and T.E.

Lawrence, she wants to launch a mission against technology and the damage she believes it has wrought on the human race.

She's taken a look at human history and decided it's time things changed.

For good.

But can she get her mobile-addicted classmates to join with her?

Evie - Leah Brotherhead

Mikey - Luke Treadaway

Carlton - Nathan Stewart-Jarrett

Kathy - Georgia Groome

Heather - Christine Kavanagh

Stuart - Nicholas Boulton

Eve - Sally Orrock

Adam - Iain Batchelor

Directed by Rosalynd Ward


This is Philip de Gouveia's first play for radio.

He has worked as a journalist and academic/policy researcher.

Two of his stage plays, "The Six Wives of Timothy Leary" and "Isfahan Calling", also integrated political and/or philosophical ideas into the drama.

A teenage girl plans to change the world from the playground up.