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People Like Us

Trailer for 'People like Us' by Judith Johnson, produced by Theatre of Debate
'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…

TYLER: “People don’t believe me when I tell them who I look after. I’m 16. I’m a boy. I look a bit different. But, you know, it takes all sorts. And there’s definitely all sorts in my family."

Judith Johnson's powerful, fast-moving, humorous and timely contemporary drama, was specially commissioned by Theatre of Debate and developed in collaboration with Action for Carers, Surrey.

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

Full Film: Available through Theatre of Debate

Resources: Available for teachers and students, science communicators and health workers

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People are Messy

Trailer for 'People are Messy' by Judith Johnson produced by Theatre of Debate
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 .

Developed in partnership with the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre and the National Institute for Health Research, supported by the Wellcome Trust.  

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

Full Film: Available on Digital Theatre Plus or Theatre of Debate

Resources: Available for teachers and students, science communicators and health workers,

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Hungry

Ruby (Gemma Churchill) and Xavier (Michael Andres-Tejada Da) argues about what is a healthy weight in 'Hungry' by Sarah Daniels
Ruby starts work as a cleaner to support her daughter and grandson, for Susannah a lawyer. One day while cleaning Susannah's house she 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.'

Developed in partnership with The Wellcome Trust, and The Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC). 'Hungry' is supported by the Wellcome Trust.

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

Full Film: Available on Digital Theatre Plus and through Theatre of Debate

Resources: Available for teachers and students, science communicators and health workers

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Stunted Trees and Broken Bridges

The trailer for 'Stunted trees and broken bridges' by Ben Musgrave produced by Theatre of Debate
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. Facing trial and becoming increasingly concerned about his inability to control his behaviour, Emerson reluctantly agrees to undergo a brain scan. This scan will determine if he has a brain abnormality and can therefore plead diminished responsibility in court. The outcome of the scan will govern his future, but how reliable is this new technology, and what are the consequences of using it in this way?

Set in the near future, Ben Musgrave’s haunting play, provides a starting point for debating the importance of brain research for the enrichment of human life and for the understanding of diseases and disorders of the nervous system.
 
Developed with the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, The Royal Society and supported by the Wellcome trust

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

Full Film: Available on Digital Theatre Plus and through Theatre of Debate

Resources: Available for teachers and students, science communicators and health workers

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Dayglo

The trailer for 'Dayglo' by Abi Bown, produced by Theatre of Debate
'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.

Abi Bown's moving play explores the issues raised by the personalisation of medical treatments according to our genes.

Developed in partnership with The Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) the University of Ulster, the NHS Sickle Cell & Thalassaemia Screening Programme and supported by the Wellcome Trust.

Focus: Genetic inheritance, genetic testing and screening, personalised genetic medicine, the brca gene

Audience: Young people (14 plus) and adults, families

Full Film: Available on Digital Theatre Plus and through Theatre of Debate

Resources: Available for teachers and students, science communicators and health workers

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Mind the Gap

An extract from 'Mind the Gap' by Abi Bown, produced by Theatre of Debate
Tells the story of three disparate Characters who 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.

Developed in partnership with the European Alliance of the Brain, supported by the Wellcome Trust and performed at the Royal Albert Hall

Focus: Alzheimers, Post traumatic stress disorder, Smart drugs, neuroethics, mental health and well being

Audience: Young people (14 plus) and adults

Length: 68 minute

Full Film: Available on Digital Theatre Plus and through Theatre of Debate

Resources: Available for teachers and students, science communicators and health workers

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Every Breath

Trailer for 'Every Breath' by Judith Johnson
Sonny, 18, is a vegetarian who has always been concerned about the environment and animal rights. His sister Anita, 21, is a carnivorous scientist completely convinced that using animals in medical research is justified. As a gripping family drama unfolds, Sonny’s future plans, and his principles, are put to the test, when his health takes a turn for the worse…

Set against an instantly recognisable background of family life and pressures, Judith Johnson's play takes a difficult subject and looks at both sides of the argument. The result is a thought-provoking, even-handed debate on one of the most divisive of contemporary issues.

Focus: Ethical issues arising from the use of animals in medical research.

Audience: Young people (14 plus) and adults, families

Length: 39 minutes

Full Film: Available through Theatre of Debate

Script: Available Oberon Books

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The Gift

Trailer for 'The Gift ' by Nicola Baldwin
1998 - 16 year old Annie Kay is destined to be a great football player when she is struck down by a long term terminal genetic illness. Her 14 year old brother Ryan Kay fights for the right to be tested for the illness. 2028 - 16 year old Mark Kay a fast rising tennis star discovers that he was ‘selected’ at conception by his father Ryan Kay, a commercial geneticist. 
The Gift by Nicola Baldwin tells the story of two generations of the Kay family's struggle and eventual victory over an inherited terminal genetic disease
Developed in partnership with Professor Bernadette Modell and the Genetic Interest Group Supported by the Wellcome Trust and Central YMCA

Focus: Inheritance, genetic disorders, genetic testing and screening, pre implantation genetic diagnosis, genetic selection

Length: 37 minutes

Audience: Young people (14 plus), adults

Full Film: Available through Theatre of Debate

Resources: Available for teachers and students, science communicators and health workers

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