Theatre company tackles road safety with interactive play

News Desk (25 June, 2018)

Local children to learn about the dangers of the capital’s road in new interactive play

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Limehouse-based Half Moon Theatre is working with Southwark Primary Schools on an exciting project to draw attention to the important issue of road safety, in a bid to reduce accidents on the roads of London… writes Simon Throssell.

Its latest play, More Important Things, which explores road safety in an interactive way, will tour nine local primary schools and will be seen by more than 1000 pupils from Friday 15 to Friday 29 June 2018.

Exploring the dangers and life-changing accidents that occur on roads, the play encourages the audience to choose their own ending to the scenario of a busy young teenager being distracted by ‘more important things’.

The play also looks at the impact that serious injury and death can have upon the lives of young people, families and friends.

The initiative is now in its second year of running, thanks to funding from Newcomen Collett Foundation, London Bridge Building Communities and St Olave’s Foundation Fund.

Director of Half Moon, Chris Elwell, commented: “We are delighted to be working with nine schools in Southwark to bring our performance of More Important Things to primary school children in the borough.

“Road accidents can have a devastating effect on the lives of young people and their families and we are pleased to be working on a project that addresses this important issue.”

The play will visit English Martyrs’ Primary, Highshore, Hollydale Primary, Pilgrims Way Primary, Robert Browning Primary, St James’ C of E Primary, Saint John’s and St Clement’s C of E Primary, Surrey Square Primary and Townsend Primary.

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