White Poppies (Heinemann Plays)

An original play by Sue Saunders


When Tom Headley enlists underage in the Great War, he and his childhood friends head straight to the front line as tunnellers. In tragic circumstances, Tom is blamed for the deaths of his comrades. His family and sweetheart back home are shunned by the community.

Eighty years later, a young schoolgirl sets out to research her great grandparents as part of a Poppy Day project. She uncovers shocking truths, and in doing so rights a wrong that has lasted for generations, and rewrites history...

  • Engaging accessible dialogue
  • Many cross-curricular links
  • Perfect for exploring the relevance of history today.
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Production date:March 2009