Blue Remembered Hills

Blue Remembered Hills

Thu 30 June 2005

by Dennis Potter

The play concerns a group of seven year olds playing in the Forest of Dean one summer afternoon during 1943. It displays how victimisation and stereotypical views occur even in young children, and ends abruptly when the character of "Donald" is burned to death as a result of the other children's actions. The play, despite seeming very frivolous (bar the final scene) on first reading, is in fact reflecting on the human capability for brutality, especially in children, and is in a similar vein to William Golding's 'The Lord of The Flies'