BOY’s story follows the journey of Joe and his three close friends as a seemingly harmless in-joke moves from ‘banter’ to something much more sinister after an incident at a party, resulting in a tragic escalation of events with life-changing consequences for all involved.
BOY’s aim is to create safe spaces for all young people regardless of identity and sexuality. BOY’s mission is this; to inspire change and create a deeper understanding of the nature of prejudice in all its forms.
Using a cast of five professional actors, BOY explores homophobic and other forms of prejudicial bullying and language. BOY has been directly informed by focus group conversations with young people aimed at exploring their experiences of bullying and prejudicial language in the playground and in wider communities, to ensure the themes and content of BOY are grounded in young people’s everyday experiences.
BOY is touring schools and colleges Nationally as well as public performances in Parliament, Brighton and London.