Arc news: May 2012
Booking now for September: Müllered
Limited availability for secondary schools in Barking & Dagenham and Havering
Müllered by Clifford Oliver is Arc’s brand new theatre piece examining the causes, deeds and consequences of victimisation and unruly behaviour on the railways.
Powerful and challenging, it tells the story of a Louis, a 16-year-old boy who tried to escape a rival school gang on a London train, but ended up in a coma fighting for his life. Was he simply a victim, or did his past
actions help to secure his fate…
In addition to bullying, Müllered also explores anti-social behaviour, gang crime and theft. It does not attempt to answer questions, but rather invites its young audiences into an experience, which presents a set of complex decisions.
The play and follow-up discussions (60 to 90 minutes in total) are ideally suited for Years 7 to 10 and numbers are limited to 150 per performance.
Generous funding from BTP has enabled us to offer eight Havering school performances in the week of 18 September and eight Barking & Dagenham school performances in the week of 24 September 2012, which will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. We do want to reach as many schools as possible, but we may be able to consider two performances in the same school (on the same day) for students. Members of the local BTP Neighbourhood Policing Team will also be attending the performances to assist in the post-play workshop. This will be a perfect opportunity for staff and students to meet local officers and begin a joint working relationship to address any issues pupils may have when using the railway.
Email Nita Bocking or call 020 8594 1095 for more information, or to book a place on the tour today!
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