When, in their last term at a special-needs school, one of a group of young people with learning difficulties has an epileptic fit in her mother's kitchen and burns herself, the rest come up with a way to help. But helping means raising money.
How they manage to reach their target through their ingenious fundraising events, and how along the way they are forced to come to terms with the harsh world outside their school, is a funny and moving story of a class of eight 'strugglers' who win and lose and win again through friendship, love and determination.
Strugglers won the Sunday Times Playwriting Award in 1988, having premiered at the National Student Drama Festival that same year. It was later revived at the Battersea Arts Centre, London, also in 1988.