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On Demand Debate Packages

The materials provided for us by the Theatre of Debate enabled us to build a really interactive lesson which engaged a lively group of 15 and 16 year olds. Importantly, the activities provided helped the students contextualise and process what they had seen in the film.
Ben Sawtell, Communications Manager, NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Guy’s and St Thomas
"I am compelled to write and let you know how marvellous 'Mind The Gap' was when I saw it at York Picturehouse Cinema (recorded from The Albert Hall). Every single issue to do with mental health is contained in the most perfect piece of Art! It was moving, challenging, provocative, entertaining, compassionate,informative and linguistically spot on. The after show discussion was also stimulating and enjoyable. Thank you." Beryl
Beryl Nairn (audience member ) York Picturehouse Screening of Mind the Gap
Theatre of Debate is piloting a new service. In addition to touring live performances of our productions, we have developed eight On Demand Debate packages, which offer you and your team, the opportunity to

  • Screen a film of a live performance
  • Facilitate the debate yourself
For an audience of students aged 14 plus

Each Debate package offers you

Pre Screening
  • Essential information and lessons plans about the area of research that the TOD production explores.
  • A set of pre screening questions (PowerPoint) to capture what your students know and feel about the subject matter before watching the film
Screening
  • A film of the live drama (60 minutes)
  • Film Trailer (2 minutes)
  • Clips from the film to stimulate debate
Important
The preparatory notes, the play, the debate and resources have all been created in consultation with researchers, scientists and teachers.
After Screening
  • The Debate - A set of questions/statements - including some repeats of the pre screening questions so that you can assess what your students have learnt and whether or not their attitudes have changed.
  • A PDF of the dialogue from the film clips
  • An interactive lesson based on the film
  •  Theatre of debate at the Royal Albert Hall

    Theatre of debate at the Royal Albert Hall

  •  Theatre of debate at the Royal Albert Hall

    Theatre of debate at the Royal Albert Hall

  •  Theatre of debate at the Royal Albert Hall

    Theatre of debate at the Royal Albert Hall

People Like Us

By Judith Johnson

'People Like Us' tells the story of Tyler and Gemma. Both are 16, but apart from detention seem to have little in common. Until Tyler finds out Gemma is a young carer, just like him…


Focus: What is a young carer, Living with a long term illness, the impact of long term illnesses on families, health and well being. Audience: young people (14 plus) and adults Length: 59 minutes Specially commissioned by Theatre of Debate and developed in collaboration with Action for Carers, Surrey.

Hungry

by Sarah Daniels

One day while cleaning Susannah's house Ruby discover's Susannah's son hiding at home when he should be at school. Acclaimed playwright Sarah Daniel’s comedy drama provides a starting point for debating issues around our relationship to food.'


Focus. Our relationship with food, health, food and well being, food banks, Obesity, Diabetes, the sugar debate, Class. Audience: Young people (14 plus) and adults, families Length: 68 minute Developed in partnership with The Wellcome Trust, and The Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC).

Dayglo

by abi bown

'Dayglo' tells the story of a mother and daughter both affected by breast cancer and their relationship with a teenage boy whose family is affected by sickle cell anaemia.


'Dayglo' tells the story of a mother and daughter both affected by breast cancer and their relationship with a teenage boy whose family is affected by sickle cell anaemia.

Mind the Gap

by Abi Bown

3 disparate Characters find themselves stranded in a deserted underground station. Vijay is haunted by the memory of his violent past, while Dino escapes, using drugs to manufacture forgetfulness. Meanwhile Maya’s memories are crumbling away with the onset of Alzheimer’s.


Focus: Alzheimers, Post traumatic stress disorder, Smart drugs, neuroethics, mental health and well being Audience: Young people (14 plus) and adults Length: 68 minute Developed in partnership with the European Alliance of the Brain, supported by the Wellcome Trust and performed at the Royal Albert Hall

People are Messy

by judith johnson

Judith Johnson’s powerful and sensitive play, tells the story of two very different boys with one destructive disease. Self assured consultant Adam seeks funding for his research into aplastic anaemia, but must first demonstrate the involvement of the public with the help of long term patient Vick and newly diagnosed Jake .


Focus : The importance of public and patient involvement in medical research, living with a long term condition, rare disorders - Aplastic anaemia, the impact of ill health on family relationships. Audience: Young people (14 plus) and adults Length: 68 minutes Developed in partnership with the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre and the National Institute for Health Research, supported by the Wellcome Trust.

Stunted Trees and Broken Bridges

by ben musgrave

After the death of his Mother, Emerson experiences volatile episodes, leading to his expulsion from school and ultimately a violent outburst . Despite Emersonʼs increasingly erratic behaviour and hostility, his girlfriend, Hayley, and sympathetic friend, Miles, continue to offer their support, encouraging him to seek help.


Focus: Ethical issues raised by advances in neurotechnoloy and neurojustice, brain, novel neurotechnologies. Identity, mental health and well being. Audience: Young people (14 plus) and adults Length: 59 minute Developed with the Nuffield Council on Bioethics and The Royal Society, supported by the Wellcome Trust

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