Stand For It?
Michael and James are friends with very different lives but that doesn’t seem to matter until they both start listening to some people with very extreme views. As the boys begin to be radicalised, the tension between them builds and they grow further apart. Will they act on these views and what effect will this have on them and their families?
Join Saltmine Theatre Company and community contacts as we explore the process and effects of radicalisation and of extremism, both far right wing extremism and al Qaida narrative inspired extremism.
This show and workshop, which together fit into an hour lesson tackle this controversial issue in an engaging, respectful and thought provoking way. It is suitable for school years 7 - 13 and the team can repeat the session up to 3 times in a school day, time table permitting.
“The Stand for It? Performance and workshop was an interesting and thought provoking way for students to engage with issues of extremism and radicalisation. We are grateful to Saltmine for performing this play and for the way they led the workshop which highlighted key themes raised by the performance and gave opportunity for students to ask questions” – Julie Anstey, Designated Safeguarding Officer for Grace Academy Darlaston
“The play is extremely clear and held the student’s attention throughout. The question and answer session was led skilfully and gave students a safe space to explore this important issue” – Phil Miles, Assistant Principal for Grace Academy Darlaston
Cost: £690 plus travel costs plus VAT a day.