High: a play about illegal drugs and previously legal highs

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Returning for a second year
Touring Dates: 6th February - 24th March 2017
Recommended Year Group: 9+
Show Length: 90 mins

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Written by Artistic Director Nina Lemon, High explores the personal, social and emotional consequences of drug taking. It is designed to increase young people's resilience to pressure to taking illegal substances and previously legal highs and to make them aware of the effects the drugs could have on their body, mind and relationships.

Using a blend of physical theatre, naturalistic drama and magical realism, High follows ten years in the life of Jack. Jack feels left out at school so starts smoking marijuana. Although he realises the impact the drug is having on his mental health and family life he quickly is lured to try the next high, MDMA, and from there his life lurches steadily our of control. The play aims to enable young people to get help for themselves or others in an accessible and frank format and is designed to be direct and to engage young audiences.

The play will:

- Explain what NPS are and the dangers that surround them.

- Debunk some of the unhelpful myths surrounding drug misuse.

- Explore the impact of drug misuse on friends, family and the wider community.

- Enable young people to get help if they or someone they know is misusing drugs.