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Big School

 A play about Transition.

Suitable for year 6-7

Cost of performance: £410

A humorous but realistic look into the worries, fears and anxieties of pupils moving from year six to year seven in school.

Price includes the performance of the play followed by a question and answer session, statistical analysis of the information generated from our evaluation questionnaires and six sessions of educational materials and resources. 

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Striding for Success

A play about Enterprise.

Suitable for year 7  

Cost of performace: £350

Using dramatic narrative and song, the play explores the highs and lows of starting your own business through the eyes of three pupils. Each character using their individual skills and personalities strives to make it work. But it is only those with the idea, plus the drive and determination to make it work that succeed. This play is fun and accessible. 

Price includes the performance of the play followed by a question and answer session, statistical analysis of the information generated from our evaluation questionnaires and six sessions of educational materials and resources. 

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Fair Start

A play about Enterprise.

Suitable for years 8-10.

Cost of performance: £550

This play, told in flashback, tells the story of three school friends who want to go to the local fun fair, but only have £15 each to do so. One friend has a brilliant, enterprising idea to almost double their £15, but is not motivated enough to see that idea through. The other friend finds having good ideas difficult, but is very hard working, the third friend, however, has good ideas and the will to work hard, who will have the most money to spend at the fair? Fast forward to the present and we see how successful the three friends have been.

Price includes the performance of the play followed by a question and answer session, statistical analysis of the information generated from our evaluation questionnaires and six sessions of educational materials and resources.

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It Worked For Me

A play in preparation for Work Experience.

Suitable for years 10 or 11 (prior to work experience).

Cost of performance: £550

This play tells the story of three very different school friends during their work experience.The first is over confident and alienates their co-workers, the second is too shy to fully participate, while the third makes the most of every opportunity – even when not everything goes to plan.

Price includes the performance of the play followed by a question and answer session, statistical analysis of the information generated from our evaluation questionnaires and six sessions of educational materials and resources. 

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Scientifically Possible

A project about choosing science as a career.

Suitable for year 9

Cost of performance: £550

With a narrative theme, two year 9 pupils are having difficulty choosing their GCSE options.  One wants a “glamorous” career in the media, the other wants a job in science, but her decision is met with disapproval from her friends and family.  “Is science really for the likes of us?”

Price includes the performance of the play followed by a question and answer session, statistical analysis of the information generated from our evaluation questionnaires and six sessions of educational materials and resources.

 

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No Stress, Just Success

A project about conquering exam pressure and stress

Suitable for year 9

Cost of performance: £550

With a narrative theme, this play reassures the audience that everyone feels the same about exams and coursework. Depicting three typical pupils - one bright, one average and one more vocationally minded, the play offers the pupils strategies to cope during what can be a very stressful time. The play also offers advice for the parents of children who are taking exams about how best to help and support them. 

Price includes the performance of the play followed by a question and answer session, statistical analysis of the information generated from our evaluation questionnaires and six sessions of educational materials and resources. 

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What Next?

A project about options post 16.

Suitable for year 11

Cost of performance: £550

A comical play depicting the lives of three friends and the different decisions that they make in regards to their careers. One is determined to go to university despite opposition from her parent – will they be able to afford it? The second wants to join a company and work her way up the third needs vocational qualifications and experience, so one day he can run his own business. 

Price includes the performance of the play followed by a question and answer session, statistical analysis of the information generated from our evaluation questionnaires and six sessions of educational materials and resources. 

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More than Dreams

A play promoting Higher and Further Education

Suitable for up to 60 pupils in year 9

Cost: 2 hour workshop and performance - £710 

Some young people may feel that “University is not for the likes of them”. Our performance and workshop seeks to enlighten the pupils.  With hard work and determination anyone can succeed at university. 

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Money Matters Too

A play about Personal Finance

Suitable for years 8 – 10.

Cost of performance: £550

This play looks at three examples of how young people manage their finances.

Price includes the performance of the play followed by a question and answer session, statistical analysis of the information generated from our evaluation questionnaires and six sessions of educational materials and resources. 

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These Four Girls

 

A play about self worth and employment choices for young women.

Suitable for years 8 - 13

Cost of performance: £640

Telling the story of four very different schools friends - a good looking “footballers wife wannabe”, a career girl, an aspiring home maker and a young woman determined to walk the less trodden path into a male dominated trade, our plot follows the girls from a pivotal chat outside the careers office in year eleven to their school’s ten year reunion. But who has achieved their dream and what did they have to do to achieve it?

Price includes the performance of the play followed by a question and answer session, statistical analysis of the information generated from our evaluation questionnaires and six sessions of educational materials and resources.

 

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Them & Me

An Anti-Bullying play.

Suitable for years 7 - 8

Cost of performance: £550

Bullying can be devastating for both the bullied and the bully. This play shows the very serious consequences of bullying for everyone involved. With an engaging and sometimes funny storyline, this performance is inspired by several true stories. 

Price includes the performance of the play followed by a question and answer session, statistical analysis of the information generated from our evaluation questionnaires and six sessions of educational materials and resources. 

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Unique

 

A play about self worth for young women.

Suitable for female pupils in years 7-8

Cost of performance: £550

Many young women today find themselves compelled to become clones of the blond and beautiful ideal, thus eradicating any individualism. This play is has a very deep and strong message; “Be yourself, because you are special. You are unique".

Price includes the performance of the play followed by a question and answer session, statistical analysis of the information generated from our evaluation questionnaires and six sessions of educational materials and resources.

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Cheesy Feet and Toe Jam

A play about Health and Well-Being.

Suitable for years 7-8

Cost of performance: £550

This play consists of seven separate scenes each delivering a different message. Using varying genres and styles, from a hoe-down song to a young girl’s soliloquy the play uses comedy and song to deliver a hard hitting thought-provoking messages.

Price includes the performance of the play followed by a question and answer session, statistical analysis of the information generated from our evaluation questionnaires and six sessions of educational materials and resources. 

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Me Man, You Woman

A play about puberty.

Suitable for years 7-8.

Cost of performance: £550

Charting teenagers from 2000 years ago to 2000 years in the future, our whacky scientist helps the characters discover the answers to some of life’s most difficult questions, such as, “Why have my legs gone hairy?”  “What’s happened to my voice?” and “Does this happen to everyone?”

Price includes the performance of the play followed by a question and answer session, statistical analysis of the information generated from our evaluation questionnaires and six sessions of educational materials and resources. 

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All Blood’s Red

A play about racism and cultural identity.

Suitable for years 7-9 

Cost of performace: £550

This play charts a young persons journey of enlightenment covering the issues of racism (towards both minorities and majorities), prejudice, religious intolerance, exploration of feelings about asylum seekers, refugees and immigrants, a brief history of immigrants to theUk, racism in Rap music and cultural identity.

Price includes the performance of the play followed by a question and answer session, statistical analysis of the information generated from our evaluation questionnaires and six sessions of educational materials and resources. 

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Up In Smoke

An Anti-Smoking play.

Suitable for years 8 - 11

Cost of performance: £550

With a narrative theme this play tackles a very serious life threatening issue. We share the experiences of a teenage girl who loses her beloved grandmother to lung cancer.  We then chart her progress as she tries to give up smoking. Honestly depicting the highs and lows of trying to conquer nicotine addiction.

Price includes the performance of the play followed by a question and answer session, statistical analysis of the information generated from our evaluation questionnaires and six sessions of educational materials and resources. 

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Just 'Ave One

An Anti-Alcohol and Substance Misuse play.

Suitable for years 9 - 13

Cost of performance: £550

The story of five friends, the neighborhood drug dealer, the woman who works in the off licence and an old man called Joe. Showing the journey from recreational drug user to drug addict, the sad and miserable life of a drug dealer and the vulnerable situations our young people put themselves in whilst drunk and drugged hanging around on the streets.

Price includes the performance of the play followed by a question and answer session, statistical analysis of the information generated from our evaluation questionnaires and six sessions of educational materials and resources. 

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If You Can't Do The Time

A play about crime, punishment, gang culture and anti-social behaviour.

Suitable for years 9 - 13

Cost of performance: £550

Depicting the lives of several young people, this story is based on the real life experiences of the young people interviewed during the research for this play. This serious story, told in a very real and naturalistic way has comical elements. 

Price includes the performance of the play followed by a question and answer session, statistical analysis of the information generated from our evaluation questionnaires and six sessions of educational materials and resources. 

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Everyone Else Is Doin' It

A play about teenage and underage sex, sexual heath, sexually transmitted infections, contraception and the surrounding emotions and myths.

Suitable for years 9 - 13

Cost of performance: £550

In seven isolated scenes we meet everyone from “Ann Robinson” in “The Weakest Myth” and “Chris Tarrant“ in “Who Wants To Be Infected” to a pregnant fourteen year old and a sixteen year old  boy who wants to wait until he finds some one he loves…or at least likes before he has sex.

Price includes the performance of the play followed by a question and answer session, statistical analysis of the information generated from our evaluation questionnaires and six sessions of educational materials and resources.

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Scars

 A play about Eating Disorders and Self-harm

Suitable for years 7 - 13

Cost of performance: £550

Seen through the eyes of three young people from very different backgrounds, this hard hitting play pulls no punches in getting the reality of how eating disorders and self harm affect young people and their families and friends.

Price includes the performance of the play followed by a question and answer session, statistical analysis of the information generated from our evaluation questionnaires and six sessions of educational materials and resources. 

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What people say...

"What we can spend all year telling the pupils or having them rad from a book, with little effect, Open the Door can convey perfectly in an hour."

Tracey Blaire, Subject Leader for PHSE/C, Gateacre School.

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