Theatre Inspiring Change

Multi-award winning theatre company, marrying performance and interaction, combatting hate, challenging prejudice and discrimination and inspiring equity, diversity and inclusion.

Boy

BOY tackles HBT and identity based bullying.

BOY junior is targeted to Year 5/6. BOY senior is targeted to Year 7 to Year 13. Each performance differentiated to the year group watching.

BOY’s story follows the journey of Joe and his three close friends as a seemingly harmless in-joke moves from ‘banter’ to something much more sinister after an incident at a party, resulting in a tragic escalation of events with life-changing consequences for all involved.

The aim of BOY is to bring LGBT prejudice and bullying to the fore and to create safe spaces for all young people regardless of identity.

After seeing BOY do you understand what homophobic language is?

96% said they did.

Evidence gathered in Junior & Senior Schools in Southwark

BOY is interactive from beginning to end, where young people actively explore important issues relevant to them and ‘try out’ solutions in a safe atmosphere.
Their voices are heard.
Their solutions explored.

We inspire young people to develop strategies for understanding prejudice, successfully managing healthier relationships, creating ownership of their own behavioural choices and empowering embedded behavioural change through our interactive theatre experience.

We have also extended the BOY experience to include an Ambassador Programme. Post show, this 3 day programme explores ‘tools for change’ with 30 targeted young people. Emotional and mental health, emotional intelligence, self-esteem and exploration of identity based prejudice empowers young people to share the BOY legacy by becoming authentic leaders committed to accelerating change by creating their own theatre piece for change in their own organisations. Ambassadors are encouraged to share the final product with peers, parents/carers, staff, school leaders and governors.

After seeing BOY do you understand what homophobic bullying is?

97% said yes.

Evidence gathered in Junior & Senior Schools in Southwark


Our aim is to create safe spaces for all young people regardless of identity.  We know you want to meet your statutory obligations with respect to the Equalities Act 2010 and current OFSTED requirements with regard to homophobic and transphobic bullying, so let us inspire your young people to develop strategies for understanding prejudice, successfully managing healthier relationships, creating ownership of their own behavioural choices and empowering embedded behavioural change through our interactive theatre experience.

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