Mark and the Marked
Friendship and anti-bullying performance and workshops in primary schools
New for 2018
Mark and the Marked uses vibrant physical and visual performance techniques to draw the children in the audience into the heart of a typical bullying scenario. A carefully structured workshop discussion allows the audience to work out what went wrong and why and, ultimately, to make their own happy ending to the play.
“The smiles on the children’s faces when they felt they had helped the child at the end were priceless! A really enjoyable session which had a significant impact on the children’s understanding of the impact of bullying.”
Assistant Headteacher, Scawby Academy
Using the play, we will raise awareness of the positive aspects of diversity and the importance of difference for both the school community and wider community. The project will involve a tour of the play to 10 primary schools in North-West London. The company will then return to each of the schools to engage the pupils in writing workshops, giving a voice to the characters in the play-without-words. The project climaxes at a Gathering for all those involved.
For autumn 2018: performed by Michael Holden, Miles Jovian and Rhiannon Skerritt; music by Abdul Shyllon; costume design by Sorcha Corcoran; photography by Lidia Crisafulli; filmed by John O’Connor; production management by Pip Thurlow; written by Michael Wicherek; directed by Kimberley Sykes.
Confirmed project partners
The Mark and the Marked Project is kindly supported by John Lyon’s Charity.