Birds and Bees

Birds and Bees by Charlie Josephine

One  click  and it’s gone too far, far too fast.As explicit photos of the school’s ‘it’ couple go viral, and real-world consequences of online life spread, so do everyone’s opinions. 

Leilah is starting to wonder if her Instagram feels more like a burden than ‘living her best life’. 

Aarron is learning how to be a man online and it’s starting to feel toxic. 

Maisy’s not that into sex, thank you very much. So  why’s everyone always talking about it? 

Billy’s queer and proud, accepted by their friends but ignored by the education system. They’re tired of feeling invisible.

Thrown together in detention, will these four look past their differences, tackle some scary questions and realise their own power to make change? 

Award-winning writer Charlotte Josephine’s new play fuses spoken word, a specially commissioned soundtrack and explores the complicated nature of teenage relationships. 

Suitable for ages 14+ 

In Association with Soho Theatre 

Birds and Bees Digital Package  

We know that these are uncertain times for us all and that circumstances are very changeable. We are working flat out to bring you the high-quality theatre and training you can expect from Theatre Centre, to support classroom learning and offer young people creative tools and resources to help them navigate these strange times. 

We’ve been speaking to teachers and school leaders and looking at the current guidance on live performance. As a result, we have reluctantly decided that it will not be possible to tour a live version of the show until after Easter 2021 at the earliest. 

However, we’re really excited to announce that we have produced a Digital Schools Package for Birds and Bees, including a high-quality film, 18 lesson plans and many other learning resources, which is available to purchase now – click here to find out more and book now

Our actors can’t be with you in person but we can make the film an experience that will inspire and connect with your students and tell a powerful, relatable and unforgettable story.  This performance has been rehearsed and conceived as a film from the start so it is much higher quality than a filmed performance. Birds and Bees is linked to the curriculum and will enable teachers to facilitate complex conversations in a creative and accessible  way, ensuring that your school can meet the new framework for teaching Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) becomes compulsory in the coming academic year. 

Birds and Bees also has strong links to the wider Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) Curriculum including Health, Wellbeing and Relationships. Our resources support the delivery of several curriculum areas including the GCSE Drama students requirements for the ‘Live Theatre Production’ evaluation and review. 

The Digital Package  

Our new Birds and Bees Package will include;   

  • Unlimited access to the film of Birds and Bees until 23rd July 2021
  • 18 quality-assured lesson plans – English, 6 Drama, 6 x RSE/ PHSE 
  • Live workshop led by actors via Zoom for up to 60 students 
  •  Live Online Q&A session with cast and crew*

*Available when booked before 30th November. After 30th November a recording of the Q&A will be provided.

How to book

Book via our shop  here. If you have any questions about the show or the digital package, please get in touch with us: 

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