Going to Extremes
Going to Extremes’ is an innovative & powerful new play from the creative team behind the hugely successful ‘Chelsea’s Choice’.
It was developed out of a growing need to raise awareness around how extremism and radicalisation can affect young people in the UK.
The 45 minute long performance is suitable for young people in year 7 and above, as well as professionals that work with young people, and explores far-right political as well as religious based extremism.
Based on true events, the play uses story-telling to look at what happened to three young people, who each had their own vulnerabilities, that found themselves targeted by individuals or groups that wanted to use them for their own agenda. Danny, a young man who was angry that his parents had separated, found himself getting involved with a far-right group, Ayesha, a young girl who wanted to be a nurse, was targeted online by a group that wanted her to go out to Syria to help Isis and Kamal, a young man who had issues fitting in with his community, found himself out in the desert training to fight a holy war. Their stories are played out and examined in an attempt to understand how and why they were targeted and how young people can prevent this sort of thing happening in the first place by encouraging an open dialogue and conversation about the issues as well as empathy, understanding and respect for others' views and beliefs.
When the audience leave the room they will…
- Have a raised awareness of how and why young people can become radicalised
- Have a raised awareness of the processes involved in radicalisation
- Have a desire to challenge radical/extremist narratives and discuss them openly
- Have a raised awareness of where to get help advice about the issues in the play
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