Arc news: September 2012
Touring secondary schools this autumn: Müllered
Müllered by Clifford Oliver is Arc’s brand new theatre piece commissioned by British Transport Police, 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 8 to 10 and numbers are limited to 150 per performance. Funded by BTP, Müllered is touring secondary schools in the London Boroughs of Barking & Dagenham and Havering from 18 to 27 September.
Members of the local BTP Neighbourhood Policing Team are attending all performances to assist in the post-play workshop, which offers 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.
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Müllered images c. Katie Snooks, 2012