ES: revista de filología inglesa, 2010, N. 31, pags. 287-292
David Allen is the Artistic Director of the Midland Actors Theatre. He has
produced plays such as Waiting for Godot (2000), Lady Chatterley’s Lover (2001)
and Macbeth (2004) but undoubtedly his greatest challenge as director was the
production of The Children by Edward Bond in 2003. The experience took place at
Washwood Heath Technology College in Birmingham with a group of Year 10 and
11 pupils. As part of the Theatre in Education paradigm, the play demands the
involvement of young people in the problems of their own lives.