Cutting Ties

Cutting Ties is an interactive Theatre in Education program that educates young people on the facts, the risks and the reasons as to why young people carry knives.

This performance and follow on workshop invites you to sit in on a conversation with Mia and her teacher after she is found in school with a knife. Mia explains the story from the beginning, telling how a solid friendship between herself, Aidan and Luke quickly turns sour as they embark upon adolescence and Aidan falls in with the wrong crowd. You are asked to focus on the vulnerabilities, relationships and consequences of the characters actions which all lead up to the climactic moment where a knife is brought in to school. 

B Elgar - Assistant Principal Pastoral @ George Salter Academy 
"We needed a bespoke piece on Knife crime.  Round Midnight listened to our needs and in two weeks wrote, edited (with our input), rehearsed and then presented a piece that had the students gripped.  They stayed in character for a superb and perceptive reflection session afterwards that fully involved the students who were exploring the issue in greater depth and with more perception than I could have imagined."

Round Midnight make sure that each school receives correct and up-to-date information about knife crime and the law. We recommend reporting crimes to Crime Stoppers via and visiting No Knives Saves Lives for key information:

For more information or to book a performance for your school please contact us on 0121 440 8188 or email us at Alternatively, fill out the form on this page and we'll get back to you.

'Cutting Ties' is endorsed by Roger Godsiff MP (Birmingham, Hall Green)

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