The Passenger

Powerful, passionate and thought-provoking road-safety play.


Ideally suited for Year 11
Performance length: 50 minutes
Audience number: approximately 150
Venue: ideally school hall with the audience on three sides




Using an original witness statement, together with news reports and statistics relevant to the local area in which they are performing, the company creates a highly engaging and interactive performance that resonates emotionally with young people. As the drama unfolds, the audience members are presented with familiar and recognisable actions and the stark consequences of decisions that they may make, either as passengers or novice drivers.

“I felt it really opened my eyes on driving and how a passenger can distract a driver. Lots of things had an impact like the statistics, the letters from families who have lost loved ones and the realisation that death can happen in a split second. It was very impactful by giving tips on how to prevent a car accident.”

Year 11 student, The Bishop Wand CE Secondary School

“The acting had impact, was original and hard-hitting. The students were captivated. The crash scene was excellent along with the music to set the scene. This was a brilliant way to get the message across, a message that was clear and allowed the students to reflect. Their focus was amazing as every pupil couldn’t take their eyes off the performance. The performance was amazing and so worthwhile. The students will have had their eyes opened.” 

Director of Student Progress, Willingdon Community School

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Creative Team

Creative team: Performed by Nathaniel McCloskey, Ben Ecclestone and Lucy Wordsworth; costume design by Sorcha Corcoran; photography by Lidia Crisafulli; production management by Pip Thurlow; written and directed by Michael Wicherek.

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In memory of Dominic Fell, a photographer for Box Clever who died
in a traffic incident Christmas 2019.


Interested in booking this performance?

If you are interested in booking this performance or would like more information, please contact or 0207 793 0040.

Resource Pack

Download the 2018/2019 resource pack