A brand new play for 2016/17!
Touring Dates: 5th Feb - 23rd March 2018
Recommended Year Group: 9+
Show Length: 90 mins
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
• 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 (89 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.
To download our extensive Teachers' Pack, containing comprehensive PSHE resources, classroom exercises and student worksheets, please follow this link.
In addition to booking a performance of the play at your local school, Peer Productions similarly provides a complimentary Teachers' Pack, a guide for educators on how best to discuss the difficult topics examined by the play in a classroom environment, in addition to containing a range of comprehensive teaching resources and student worksheets.
We update the Teachers' Pack each year in accordance with the play. The current version available to download is for the tour of Summer 2017, and the pack is sent to those who have booked a few weeks before the tour begins.
The version of the pack available via the adjacent link is a compressed, easily downloadable edition, coming to a total size of just under 2 MB. Peer Productions also offers an extensive glossy, 2017 Tours Edition, which due to file size (a startling 40MB) cannot be downloaded via the website. If you would like a copy of this version of the document - the resource is still free in this format - please contact Peer Productions directly.