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STRAIGHT TALKING

www.straight-talking.org.uk

 

 

A 30 minute TIE performance that puts a

STOP

to homophobic bullying in schools

 

The performance…

“Meet Andy and Dan, best mates since they were 3 years old. They do everything together. They’re exactly the same… But there is one little thing that Andy has been meaning to tell Dan for quite some time.”

You are invited to follow our two best friends on their journey through a huge change in their friendship, form your own opinions on their story and explore the opinions of others. Take a look at the preconceptions and prejudices and educate yourself on the myths and stereotypes that LGBT young people have to face.

OFSTED Requirements…

Straight Talking is compliant with OFSTED’s Section 5 – Exploring the school’s actions to prevent and tackle homophobic bullying.

Support and Endorsements…

Elly Barnes (LGBT Schools Advisor for Birmingham City Council and Number One on The Independent’s 2011 “Pink List”) – Elly has worked closely with Round Midnight to develop the exploratory workshops and follow on material.

Councillor Stephen Hughes (Chief Executive of Birmingham City Council)

Sally Taylor (Birmingham Council service for Education and Commissioning)

Liam Nolan (Executive Headteacher, Perry Beeches)

“The issues around acceptance, support and friendship were tackled in a sensitive and simple way in the production ‘Straight Talking’ by Round Midnight Ltd. This superb theatre company performed their thirty minute show and held discussions with every single year group at Perry Beeches for a whole day. Students felt comfortable to engage with the actors and respond to the issues it raised about friends who ‘come out’ or know about young people being gay. The story they tell using simple theatre was accessible to all 11 – 16 year olds. It really challenged and moved our whole school’s discussions further forward at a faster pace in a non-threatening, fun, story- based drama. I would recommend this production and this theatre company to every school”. Nolan. L. 2013

 

 

Programme Structure…

Straight Talking is a 30 minute performance with a number of different follow on workshops, depending on what your school requires. Round Midnight can run the Straight Talking programme for half a day, a full day or simply one hour.

The workshops can be delivered to an entire year group using discussion, hot seating and forum theatre, or can be run more intimately with smaller groups to delve into the issues further.  inform

Pricing…

The cost of one 30 minute performance and follow on workshop for any audience size is £300. The pricing structure then varies depending entirely on what your school wants – this could be number of performances, number and style of workshops and whether an extra facilitator is needed.

Why all schools require Round Midnight’s “Straight Talking”…

·                     Puts a stop to homophobic bullying in your school

·                     Hits Ofsted requirements

·                     Dispels preconceptions and prejudice towards LGBT people

·                     Competitive prices (most affordable T.I.E. company in Birmingham)

·                     Round Midnight are currently the only T.I.E. company in the Midlands that offer a performance that tackles homophobic bullying

·                     An uncomplicated and funny performance

·                     Accessible and engaging for young people

 

 

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