Losing It: a play about coming together and falling apart

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A Brand new play for 2016/17!
Touring Dates: 5th June - 20th July 2017
                          5th Feb - 23rd March 2018
Recommended Year Group: 9+
Show Length: 90 mins (provisional running time)

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Losing It - a play about coming together and falling apart.

Written by Nina Lemon and performed by Peer Productions’ young company.

  • Six out of 10 teenagers say they have been asked for sexual images or videos.
  • 40% have created a sexual image or video.
  • 1 in 3 10 year olds have seen pornography online
  • 1 in 5 women experience some form of sexual violence.

This year Peer Productions takes on sex education as you’ve never seen it before - “Because there’s a bit more to it than sperm meets egg."

All the boys at school seem to be only interested in one thing, so when naive Charlotte meets an older guy online who promises her a fairytale romance, she is sure it’s true love. It’s up to her friend Ash to try and stop her from making a terrible mistake but Ash has worries of their own - “Are you a boy or a girl?”  When a drunken year 11 house party gets out of control, Tim makes a decision which will affect both him and Seren for the rest of their lives - “She didn’t say no!” Meanwhile Mike’s become hooked on internet pornography, David’s still a virgin and Rob’s fallen in love. 

A new commission for 2017, from the writer of Hidden and the Teenage Pregnancy Project, Losing It offers year 9+ students a new take on sex education. This musical play tells the story of a group of 18 year olds as they look back on their 7 years at secondary school. Developed in partnership with young people from a range of schools, this frank and inclusive, large scale 90 minute production addresses the questions young people really want answered.  

The play includes:

• Healthy/unhealthy relationships

• Same sex and difference sex relationships

• A transgender character

• Sexting

• Internet grooming and child sexual exploitation. 

• Internet pornography

• Consent and Rape.

• Contraception and STIs.

Supported by Thomas Flack foundation, Heathrow Community Fund, Surrey Police and Surrey County Council and Community Matters.

Letter to Parents Template (22 downloads) - An example letter on how best to inform parents of a Peer Productions visit, as well as prior information on the topical content of the play.

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