The past two and a half weeks have been spent creating and directing a newly devised piece of participatory theatre for the Play House (a Birmingham based Theatre in Education Company). I have been working with Vikash Patel, Gemma Stevens, Charlie Whitehouse and designer Emma Thompson a great creative team.
We have developed a story about Dil and Selina a couple of teenagers from the fictitious Bluewater town in the centre of England. The story explores the pitfalls of negotiating relationships and being true to yourself particularly within the world of social media/ technology, peer pressure and alcohol.
The programme will tour Redditch Middle and High Schools for 4 weeks from next Tuesday.