Going Mental

In partnership with East 15 Acting School, Community Theatre course.

Two pupils, two problems: Jaz is being bullied so severely, she is self- harming, and Nathan is an exhausted young carer, has conduct disorder and has just injured a teacher. And they’ve both disappeared.

GOING MENTAL is a hard-hitting new play for Years 8-10 that explores the challenges of being a young person in today’s Britain.  Rather than preaching an anti-bullying or anger management agenda so often seen in Theatre-in–Education productions, it casts the pupils as a jury in judgement of the people in the Jaz and Nathan’s lives, and asks them to consider the very difficult question of how to make our children happier, safer and able to thrive, and how adults and peers can rise to the challenge of safeguarding the most vulnerable.