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January 2016

Scamming awareness for community groups

We’re kicking off 2016 with a brand new tour of our community engagement piece School for Scammers for Havering Safer Neighbourhood Board!


‘Scamming’ is a confidence trick, swindle or other fraudulent scheme used to con innocent people, often for a quick profit.  Scamming can be carried out by a huge variety of means, including phone, post, online and door-to-door, and can happen to anyone – not just to the more vulnerable people in today’s society.  


School for Scammers tells the story of the Carmichael family: Don Carmichael has been released from prison after serving time for a number of offences, mostly involving theft and burglary.  He has spent more than fifteen years of his life in prison – all for the same kind of offences.  This time, however, he is adamant that things are going to change and that he is not going back.  However, Don’s way of staying out of prison isn’t by going straight…

School for Scammers is a humorous and thought-provoking one-hour Forum Theatre and multi-media performance programme for audiences of up to 100 at a time. Currently touring Havering community groups until spring 2016, contact us at Arc to find out how we can work with your community groups – email theresa@arctheatre.com or call Arc on 020 8595 8509.