As part of their citizenship programme, all Fourth Form boys
watched ‘All the Little Lights’ by Jane Upton on Friday 10 March.
and darkly funny, the award-winning new play told the searing story of three
girls slipping through the cracks in society, desperately searching for
friendship, family and themselves. The production highlighted the harsh reality
for children in social care.
Boys also took part
in a question and answer session with the assistant director of the production
and a representative from the charity ‘Safe and Sound’.
commented on the show and lunch time workshop; ‘ It was not only funny,
but also very sad. I was lucky enough to have a workshop with the assistant director.
The workshop looked at status in society and I really enjoyed it.’
Head of Academic Drama, commented, ‘Fifth Word Theatre Company are excellent at
revealing a very naturalistic portrayal of life for children in Social Care and
how society let down these vulnerable individuals. The students loved the
workshop that followed the play, and very much enjoyed working with the actors.
This performance and workshop was the first of this kind for the company, and
the students were very privileged to attend this thought-provoking event’.
‘All The Little
Lights’ was joint winner of the 2016 George Devine Award for Most Promising
Playwright, and is nominated for Best Play at the 2016 Writers’ Guild Awards.