Play about exploitation touring
We have been supporting a dramatic new production entitled 'All the Little Lights'
Back in 2015, we were approached by playwright Jane Upton to support the writing of a new script featuring the stories of three young girls affected by child sexual exploitation.
We supported Jane and production company Fifth Word with anonymous examples of our experiences working with young people affected by the abuse. We provided feedback on the dialogue in the play to help ensure the voices of the girls in the story were true to life and reflective of how they might respond in the given circumstances.
“Poignant, moving and darkly funny, this award-winning new play tells the searing story of three girls slipping through the cracks in society, desperately searching for friendship, family and themselves. In a world where nobody wants you, what would you do to survive?” – quote taken from Fifth Word website.
After a successful preview production in autumn 2015, Fifth Word are now touring the fantastic production across the UK. As a piece of thought provoking theatre, we would recommend All the Little Lights to anyone, regardless of their knowledge or understanding of the issues. We would also recommend it to anyone working with children or young people. The play is suitable for ages 14+.
We were pleased to support the production in Birmingham and Nottingham on the post-show Q&A panel and were pleased to find that audiences were engaged and passionate about the subject matter, many wanting to know how and what they could do to help recognise and put an end to exploitation.
All the Little Lights is at Hull Truck Theatre this week and Quarry Theatre in Bedford on Friday night. It then moves to Glasgow, Oxford, Stamford, Canterbury and ends in Plymouth on Saturday 22 April 2017.
Please find more information about the production, along with the trailer, dates and locations and booking information on the Fifth Word website.
Image credit: Robert Day used on Fifth Word website.