Layla’s Room

by Sabrina Mahfouz


The whiteboard friendly ideas and activities on this page are designed to deepen the experience of performances of Layla’s Room and engage students in further debate, discussion and creative work. They were created to develop understanding in the areas of Drama and PSHE.

Layla’s Room is touring to schools and theatres across the UK between September 19 2015 and December 2 2015.

If you have any questions about the content of the resources or would like to offer feedback, we would be very happy to hear from you. E-mail us here.


  • The Session Plans provide ideas for drama lessons and include work on exploring the representation of women in the media, devising scenes based on stimuli, working with extract of text writing a review.
  • The Facts provide a brief background to feminism movements in the UK, some statistics on gender in the workplace and in the media and the results of Sabrina Mahfouz’s original survey
  • The Synopsis provides a simple breakdown of the story
  • Text Extracts provide selected scenes from the play that you can work on with your students

"The best resources for schools I have seen... I look forward to welcoming back Theatre Centre for many years to come!"

Oliver Laurenson-Gore, Education Officer, Norden Farm Centre for the Arts

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