The Decision

by Brian Way


Age Advice: Grades 4 - 6

The Decision was first produced by Theatre Centre in 1965. The play was written and directed by Brian Way, and toured schools throughout the British between 1975 and 1976.

This is the story of a moment in time in a place named Xavia. Xavia is situated, roughly speaking, in one of the greate equatorial masses of continent not yet fully explored, let alone exploited, by the ambitious necessities of man; Xavia has no political significance, is of little commercial value and had never been considered even remotely valuable as a military base; the fundamental basic essentials of life exist in Xavia in more or less a constant proportion to its population, so that there has been little need for trading; there is no excess of one commodity that needs to be exchanged for want of another.


(Two men and two women.)

Fiesta, his sister
Taki, his mother and Queen of Xavia
Hassin, his brother

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 (for the original radio play only) is held by the British Library.

"Dreams can be muddled - this dream was muddled. I saw in the dream a land of cities, with houses as tall as the trees in the forest - but no trees grew in this forest of houses."


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