In the tumultuous world of 1940s Britain, spirited young Chas McGill is on a mission to become the town’s best collector of war souvenirs.
Amidst the chaos of air raids, bonds are forged and loyalties strained as Chas and his friends pilfer a machine gun from a downed German aircraft and attempt to impose their own brand of justice.
In this heart-pounding tale, set against the backdrop of imminent German invasion, The Machine Gunners seizes the imagination. The book won the prestigious Carnegie Medal and a place among the decade’s top 10 children’s novels.
The Company of Teens is an award-winning youth group at the Abbey Theatre.
Dates and times
15-17 Feb 2024, 8.00pm
£13 full price
Credits & acknowledgements
Adapted for the stage by Ali Taylor from the novel by Robert Westall
The Company of Teens