The Fixing Girl

By Kevin Dyer

Online Reading:
Oct. 21, 2020

Recommended for Grades 5-8

Curriculum Connections



“Seeing the YPT play reading of The Fixing Girl was INVIGORATING. I was amazed that three actors in separate locations and a narrator reading stage directions were able to pull off such a MOVING and ENTERTAINING performance. If it was that good via a long distance performance, how great will the show be when we see it live? Thanks YPT for once again getting the creative wheels turning in my head.”
– Roy Fernandes, Principal, St Sylvester Catholic School (YPT Member School)

EARLY STAGES – A New Play Development Experience for Schools

Featuring new plays by four playwrights, YPT will give students an inside look at the early stages of play development. Classrooms will receive exclusive access to live-streamed readings of new works in progress.

Please note that this is an interactive experience, with playwrights curious about your students’ perceptions and opinions on specific elements of the play. Prior to the reading, teachers will be supplied with questions for their students and will be asked to submit their feedback to YPT afterwards.

For more details or to register your class, please contact Susan Waycik, Box Office Supervisor, at

This program is offered at no cost.

About The Fixing Girl:
Mum’s thoughtlessness is making Meghan’s horrible day worse. Meghan hopes to find the answer to feeling better in the shed where she and Grandad fix broken things, but instead only finds more questions.

Kevin Dyer

Kevin DyerKevin Dyer lives in Wales. He is Artistic Associate at Farnham Maltings and Associate Writer for Action Transport Theatre. He writes, directs, leads writing courses, is a poet and a story-teller. He has been awarded the ‘International Inspirational Playwright Award’ by ASSITEJ at their World Congress in Cape Town, won the UK Writers’ Guild Award for Best Play for Young People, and has been shortlisted a dozen times for other awards. His adaptation of The Hobbit won the UK Theatre Awards ‘Best Production’. He has a long association with YPT. He wrote The Monster Under the BedMinotaur and Under the Stairs for them.


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