Don’t Just Sit There

by Charles Way


Age Advice: 9 - 13

Don’t just sit there is a play written for Theatre Centre by Charles Way in 1980. It toured to schools for audiences aged 9 to 13.

This story is about a single mother (Mrs Lewis) who is a writer and hasn’t got enough time to give to her kids. She’s burdened with making enough money to keep the family on their feet and has lost all the patience and compassion she used to have. Mike and Janice, her two children, feel the effects of their father’s abandonment.  With nowhere to play in the area and no support from anyone, they are left to get up to all sorts of mischief in their tower block. After kicking the neighbours door and getting caught, Mike finds out he lives next door to his old school teacher Mr Russel. Mrs Lewis and the teacher don’t seem to get along as they blame each other for the children’s misbehaviour. In the end they choose to work together to fight for a better future for the children.


Mrs Lewis (Mum)
David Russel

Creative Team

Writer: Charles Way

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A copy of the script is held in Theatre Centre’s archive.

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