This series of plays for the 11-16 age range offers contemporary drama and new editions of classic plays. The series has been developed to support classroom teaching and to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum Key Stages 3 and 4. The plays are suitable for classroom reading and performance; many have large casts and an equal mix of parts for boys and girls. Each play includes strategies and activities to introduce and use the plays in the classroom. "The Roses of Eyam" tells the story of the outbreak of bubonic plague in a Derbyshire village. The villagers decide to put themselves under quarantine to stop the spread of the disease to other areas. There are 56 parts, 34 of which are male and 22 female, plus extras.