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Half Moon has teamed up with the Tower Hamlets Road Safety Team on an exciting project to draw attention to the important issue of road safety, in a bid to reduce accidents on the capital’s roads.
More Important Things, a play which explores road safety in an interactive way, will tour to 33 Primary Schools across Tower Hamlets and Southwark from Thursday 7 June to Friday 29 June 2018 and will be seen by 3,000 pupils over two and a half weeks. It offers the audience input into the story by presenting different options to the scenarios showcased by the performers as they look at the dangers and life-changing accidents that occur on roads when a busy young teenager is distracted by ‘more important things’.
More Important Things also looks at the impact that serious injury and death can have upon the lives of young people, families and friends. The play was developed with Year 7 classes at Bethnal Green Academy, to ensure the voices and real experiences of young people are reflected by the show’s content.
This is the second year running that Half Moon has toured to Southwark, after working with over 700 pupils in 2017. There was so much demand for the project that it is now returning and will work with more schools and students, thanks to funding from Newcomen Collett Foundation, London Bridge Building Communities and St Olave’s Foundation Fund.
Taking part in More Important Things are Mark Conway, Alexandra Lloyd-Hamilton and Joanne Sandi. The stage manager is Jordan Lockwood.