September Peterborough City Council have commissioned Applied Theatre specialists Alter Ego to tour schools in Peterborough with their highly innovative production “Chelsea’s Choice”.
The play will be shown to students in years 10 to post 16 at Marshfield’s School on Monday 12th September at 9.30am.
Chelsea’s Choice is a 40 minute long play aimed at raising awareness around the very sensitive issue of Child Sexual Exploitation. The play tells the story of the students who discover the diary of a girl called Chelsea. Chelsea was a young girl who, having fallen out with her friends and family, was approached by a man called Gary. Gary was older, owned a car, had a flat and treated her like an adult. Unfortunately, Gary was not what he seemed to be! Chelsea’s story is played out and examined by the three students along with their teacher in an attempt to understand what happened to Chelsea and how it could have been prevented.
The 40-minute production and post-show Q&A have proven highly effective in raising awareness of:
- Healthy Relationships
- Safe Internet Use
- Risky Behaviour
- The Grooming Process
- Child Sexual Exploitation
- Where young people can go for help and advice
Child Sexual Exploitation is a highly sensitive subject and every care has been taken to ensure that the production is hard- hitting and relevant without being graphic or offensive. The issues are raised and discussed in a manner entirely relevant and suitable for the target age group.
There is also a free performance for parents and carers on Wednesday 14th September 2016 at the John Clare Theatre, Peterborough Central Library at 7pm with refreshments available from 6.30pm.
Should you have any questions or concerns about the production please contact Mrs Paula Elton at the school.