Hilary Mackelden

Hilary Mackelden discovered her love of writing when she was a child, and spent many years writing magazine articles, short stories, poems and songs. In 2001 she was asked to write a version of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” for a community theatre group, and discovered a love for script writing, which has only grown over the years. She has now written 30 stage plays and several screenplays. She won a UK National Playwriting award in 2004. Her interests include walking her dog on Ashdown Forest, the Bible, working with people in the developing world, and spending time with her three grownup children and three rambunctious grandchildren. Born in Coventry, she now lives on the south coast of England. She is on twitter: @hilarymackelden
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  Ashdown-Lee

Drama by Hilary Mackelden

74 pages

14 m, 10 w, 4 flexible, extras


Rick Burgess and coworkers, Joe and Samantha, are on an outward-bound training weekend, organized by their boss, Rick's father, when they become hopelessly lost in the forest. Through the fog they finally stumble upon a remote little village, Ashdown-Lee. But the villagers are dressed as peasants and wary of the intruders. Ingrid, the mayor's daughter, however, is attracted to Rick and invites the trio to stay. They soon discover that the magical village appears only one day every fifty years. To the villagers it is the next day, but to the rest of the world ...