by Rosy Fordham


Age Advice: 9+

Missing is a suspense thriller about fears and families, friends and strangers. It was written by Rosy Fordham for Theatre Centre in 2003, and toured to schools to audiences aged 9+. Exciting and comical, the play investigates taking risks, safety and danger and what happens when we need help but don’t know how to ask for it.

On the school’s summer trip Emma’s gone missing. In the middle of the night Yazmin and Duncan leave the campsite to find her. What chance do they have when they can’t find a torch and can’t stand each other? Searching deeper into a starlit forest their discoveries are more questions. What happened to Emma? Is she really missing? Who is the Elizabethan stranger? Will Yazmin and Duncan ever find anything they have in common? What, exactly, is everyone afraid of?

Creative Team

Writer: Rosy Fordham
Director: Lawrence Evans
Designer: Jane Singleton
Cast: Ashlea Sanderson, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Jay Worthy and Keith Saha
Lighting Designer: Jane Mackintosh
Script Advisor: Phyllis Nagy
Composer: Colin Sell
Voice Consultant: Cathy Weate
Production & Company Stage Manager: Marijke Zwart

The information on this page has been gathered from archive materials. 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.

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