TIC BOX Shows

Laugh and You’re Part of It

Duncan loves being the centre of attention with his friends. He’s funny and even more popular when he makes his cousin look an idiot. But things seem to be changing and when the crowd turns on him he doesn’t know what to do. The bully becomes the bullied and Duncan can’t see a way out.

Laugh and You’re Part of It was devised in collaboration with Uttlesford District Council and Essex Police and explores physical, mental and cyber bullying. We look at what bullying looks like and empower young people to make choices as to how to deal with it.

“Learning experiences and pure energy HyperFusion is second to none.” Ms Pratt, Teacher.

‘Very down to earth production – does not pull any punches – raw and real.’ Teacher.

It Won’t Happen To Me

J is finding it hard to forge a place in a world of teenagers discovering themselves.  All he knows is he wants to ask a girl out and take those first tentative steps towards love, despite the pressure by his mates to be something he isn’t sure he wants to be. But that night his decisions take him somewhere he hadn’t planned.

It Won’t Happen To Me was created in collaboration with an HIV organisation and focuses on healthy relationships and the choice to become sexually active as well as the sexual health choices available when that decision is made.

A recent report by MBARC for NHS Hertfordshire, Sept. ’12, statistics show a 15% reduction in teenage pregnancy in Stevenage in the 5 years we delivered it.

‘I learnt enough to know that when I do have sex I will definately use a condom.’  Young person.

BOY

That’s so GAY! Offensive right? Imagine if your world was filled with this? But the people who say it don’t see any offence in it. This is Joe’s world. ‘BOY’ is a drama, inspired by true events, that depicts how seemingly harmless homophobic banter can have disastrous results……

BOY has been written working closely alongside Inclusion for All’s founder, Shaun Dellenty, “There are young LGBT in schools who know they are different, yet as self preservation keep their secret to themselves for fear of rejection.” 

BOY has already gained attention on social media, in part due to the groundbreaking nature of being able to ‘pop up’ in a diverse variety of settings. There are no boundaries on where BOY is performed to maximise the reach of our vital messages, ensuring BOY is accessible to all.

“EVERY school needs to see this performance.” Chairman of Student Voice.

Burn

Roxy can’t wait for the biggest party of the school year. The boys are getting the alcohol and she is ready to have the best time. What she didn’t count on was her cheating boyfriend, a disloyal best friend and now no way of getting home. So when Johnny’s brother turns up in his new BMW, the fact he is off his head pales into the distance as they start the fatal ride home.

Burn was produced in collaboration with Uttlesford District Council and Essex Police. The play looks at alcohol, violence, peer pressure and bullying ending with the dramatic consequences of getting into a car under the influence.

“In summary this play was an extremely informative, educational ‘myth busting’ production, if only something similar had been around when I was at school.”

Insp Gary Atkinson, Herts Constabulary

Love, Lies and Lullabies

Laura has a great boyfriend, some fantastic friends and now a place at drama school doing exactly what she wants. But it seems not everyone is as happy as she is and maybe her boyfriend and friends aren’t as supportive as she thought. Especially once the truth comes out and she is forced to see a side to people she hadn’t bargained for and to reconsider everything she has ever wanted.

Love, Lies and Lullabies focuses on self esteem, aspiration, teenage pregnancy, sexual health and healthy relationships.

A recent report by MBARC for NHS Hertfordshire, Sept. ’12, statistics show a 15% reduction in teenage pregnancy in Stevenage in the 5 years we delivered it.

‘I thought I knew it all, but this has made me think again.’ Young person. 

“Your passion for young people and the issues covered was evident throughout.” 

Kim & Amanda, Teachers.

The Bruise You Can’t See

Suzie’s dating the guy everyone wants to date. He’s funny, charming and the fittest boy in the year. He’s always there for her and she increasingly spends all her time with him. But sometimes it feels a bit much and she seems to be getting things wrong more and more. And her friends seemed to have disappeared and no one seems to understand it’s not going as well as it looks.

‘The Bruise You Can’t See’ has been developed through our current tour in schools with the Tender project and Essex Change. It focuses on the early warning signs of unhealthy and abusive behaviour, what healthy relationships look like and the various forms of domestic abuse and how to access help and support.

 “It was an incredible experience, very interactive and highly engaging” Teacher.

“I now understand when domestic violence starts and what to do.” Student.