The Jewl

by Stanley Evernden

1972 - 1973

Age Advice: Younger Juniors

The Jewel was written by Stanley Evernden for Theatre Centre in the seventies. It is part of a trilogy of plays, ‘Jigsaw’. Theatre Centre toured this play to younger juniors in schools.

Three travelling players, on their way to give a performance, lose the bag that contains all their costumes and props. Finding another, which they mistake for theirs, they are confronted by a collection of, to them, unrelated and incomprehensible objects. Their effort (with the aid of the audience) to create a story round these objects is curtailed by the arrival of the owner of the bag – an actor from a far country. He inducts the players into the story of his play; but just as the four are about to act it, they discover that one indispensable prop is missing. The journey that has to be taken to recover the missing item is hazardous, fantastic and hilarious.

Creative Team

Writer: Stanley Evernden

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 in Theatre Centre’s archive.

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