Futures Theatre Company will be touring with their forum theatre production Sweet Love in March and April 2012. A play which addresses the issue of Sexual Bullying.
Sweet Love is a powerful, forum theatre production which aims to challenge attitudes towards sexual boundaries and behaviour whilst raising awareness of sexual bullying. The play tells the story of Year 9 students Naomi and Joe who have recently started dating, it’s first love! Joe’s friends begin pressurising him to loose his virginity with Naomi but they both want to wait. Unbeknown to Joe, Naomi is being sexually harassed and intimidated by his friends in the school corridors, but how can she tell him, is it her fault?
Following the performance a forum workshop is facilitated, enabling the audience to become involved as actors to change the outcome for characters, exploring what choices they could make to result in a better outcome.
Sexual Bullying can be defined as:
Any bullying behaviour that has a specific sexual dimension or a sexual dynamic. It may be physical, verbal or non verbal/psychological. Behaviours may involve suggestive sexual comments or innuendo including offensive comments, sexual language, sexist attitudes or gender stereotypes.
Feedback from our 2010/2011 tour of Sweet Love:
“A fantastically thought provoking performance and wonderful workshop”
“It was totally brilliant. Pitched at the right level. Our students loved it. Informative, entertaining and interactive. Come back soon!”
“I have rarely seen my students so engaged and focused, they obviously could relate to what they were seeing.”
• Increase awareness and understanding around sexual bullying
• Challenge attitudes
• Develop self-confidence in young people to tackle issues related to sexual bullying
• Reduce levels of sexual bullying in schools
• Supports PSHE/SRE curriculum
• FREE resource packs for teachers
• FREE signposting cards for the audience
To compliment our performance we can offer schools twilight drama based INSET training providing teachers with new techniques and ideas to further develop this work within the classroom
Futures Theatre Company
For nineteen years Futures has produced vibrant and relevant theatre productions. We have an excellent reputation for high quality touring productions and pioneering education programmes.
Sweet Love has been developed in partnership with Brook London. Brook London is the leading young people’s sexual health charity providing advice, support, information and education services for young people under 25.
£495 Half Day (1 session)
£800 Full Day (2 sessions)