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’s starting to wonder if her Instagram feels more like a burden than ‘living her best life’. Aarron’s learning how to be a man online and it’s starting to feel toxic. Maisy’s not that into sex, in fact she’s not interested at all thank you very much, why’s everyone always talking about it? Billy’s queer and proud to be, accepted by their friends but ignored by the education system, they’re tired of feeling invisible.

Can these four friends break through the noise and make real change offline?

Award-winning writer Charlotte Josephine’s new play fuses spoken word with live sound and explores the complicated nature of teenage relationships.

Suitable for ages 14+

Reasons to book

  • In September 2020 Relationship and Sex Education becomes compulsory.
  • Birds and Bees will open up conversations around Relationship and Sex Education (RSE), can be linked to the curriculum and will allow teachers to facilitate complex conversations in a creative and accessible way. It also has strong links to the wider Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) Curriculum including Health, Wellbeing and Relationships.
  • Birds and Bees is written by award-winning writer Charlotte Josephine, most recently listed as one of Theatre Weekly’s 10 ‘Rising Stars of 2020’.
  • Performances of Birds and Bees are accompanied by a free copy of the script, learning resources, lesson plans, video Q&As with creatives and an optional free post-show discussion.
  • The production is an opportunity for GCSE Drama students to fulfil their ‘Live Theatre Production’ evaluation and review.
  • Accompanying workshops develop your students’ storytelling, devising and analytical skills by experiencing a live professional performance and workshop.
  • We’ve been producing and touring quality productions to schools for 67 years.
  • We are an Arts Award Supporter and Artsmark Partner, our productions are suitable for students working towards all levels of Arts Award.

Who is it suitable for?

The production is suitable for Yrs 10-13 (ages 14+). We’d love to make the show happen in your school. If you’d like to book for Yr 9s, please get in touch to chat through the issues raised in the play to assess appropriateness for your students.

How much does is cost?

Checkout full pricing details in the downloadable Schools Information Pack.

We’re thrilled to be producing this brand-new production, and hope to be visiting your school soon. Book today, get in touch via or give us a call on 020 7729 3066.

“The quality of the work is always exceptional, from the writing to the performance itself. Theatre Centre’s work is challenging and often introduces students to new ideas and ways of working”

– Teacher, William Ellis School

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