Birds and Bees

Birds and Bees by Charlotte 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 


Tour update – a new Digital Package for autumn 2020 

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 will be making a high-quality film of Birds and Bees, which will be available from 2nd November. This will be rehearsed and conceived as a film from the start so it will be much higher quality than a filmed performance. 

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.  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 from 2nd November to 31st March 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 
  • Pre-recroded Q&A with the cast and creative team including a short feature on making a stage play into a film 

Register your interest  

To register your interest now, please follow this link. We will be updating soon with more information such as prices and dates for workshop bookings.  If you have any questions about the show or the digital package, please get in touch with us: niamh@theatre-centre.co.uk. 

 

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– Teacher, William Ellis School

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