Discovery and Survival

by Brian Way


Age Advice: Junior and Senior High

Discovery and Survival was first produced by Theatre Centre in 1975, as an adaptation of two earlier plays (The Discoverers, 1966, and The Survivors, 1967). It was written and directed by the author for presentation to 11-16 year olds and was toured throughout the British Isles between 1975 and 1976.

The production incorporates movement pieces and soundscapes alongside the narrative to explore themes around the industrialisation of humanity, and the hardships and suffering that people cause one another.


(Four men and two women)

The actors play multiple characters.

Creative Team

Writer: Brian Way
Director: Brian Way

The information on this page has been gathered from archive materials and is incomplete. Do you have more information about this play, or were you involved in its production? Let us know by leaving a comment below or contacting us.

A copy of the script is held by the British Library.

"Today man made his first flight into space - his first step towards the discovery of - what? Who can tell what the future now holds in store?"


Join our Mailing List

If you would like to receive our regular newsletter, with information about Theatre Centre productions, tours, projects and opportunities, please fill in the form on the right.

We are committed to keeping your data safe and we will only ever email you information that you have agreed to receive and will never share your email with anyone else.