By Mia Lloyd

Part of 37 Plays, a national playwriting project to create a series of 37 brand new plays that reflect the world we live in today.


Year 4 go on a school geography trip to the beach.

Rory, Millie and Oliver are misunderstood and mistreated in the classroom, they decide that instead of doing the boring worksheet that was set for them, they are going to split from the rest of their class (bringing the new girl, Ava, along with them), to seek something more fun and creative to do. They decide to set out on a pirate adventure, following a treasure map that they 'found'.

Along the way they explore their creativity without being restricted by school rules, until Oliver reveals that the map they were following was fake, and they are lost. They try to find help on their own but their teacher catches up with them and, once again failing to listen to the children's reasoning, sends them to detention.

It is a commentary of the school system, how it stifles creativity, and how it mistreats fails to listen to students.

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Playwright age category: 11-17


Sharna Jackson, Author

"It's a beautiful’s very mature, it deals with difference in a really sympathetic and supportive way."

About the playwright

Mia Lloyd is from the West-Midlands of England and Land Wreck is the first stage play she has written. She currently attends BOA stage and screen and enjoys acting, writing, and directing.