Steel Rose by Shaun Needham | Script Revolution

Steel Rose

To provide for her young son during World War Two, a strong-minded single mother takes a job in a steelworks where a cocky ex-soldier becomes supervisor to her and three other women.

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Inspired by Sheffield's real-life 'Women of Steel'.

Rose Barker is a typical war-time housewife until the day her husband leaves her with rent arrears, no income and a young son to care for. George English is sent back from the front line for reasons unknown. With the conscription of women into the city steelworks beginning, Rose and George’s paths cross with those of three other women; love-sick Connie Fuller, ever positive Marjorie Brown and the stiff upper-lipped Joan Beckett, in an environment that challenges both Rose and George’s attitudes towards the opposite sex.

Sparks fly from more than just molten metal as Rose attempts to solve her own personal issues whilst showing those around her that “things that aren’t built for the job can sometimes surprise you.”

Submitted: March 10, 2018
Last Updated: March 10, 2018

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The Writer: Shaun Needham

Full-time, disgruntled secondary school teacher; optioned screenwriter and professional singer. My parents actively encouraged me to take part in as many different things as possible and take my opportunities. Without their influence, I would not have the creative passions and intuition that I have today. I have always loved stories but, for one reason or another, when it came to university choices I made the (with hindsight, incorrect) decision to pursue a career as a PE teacher and have now spent twelve years working in an inner-city school in Sheffield. Don't get me wrong, I love being able to help kids pursue their dreams and ambitions but, after about six years of it, I had an epiphany... Go to bio

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