Battle lines are drawn when a head teacher and parent clash over the role of the military in our schools.
Over the Top! is a powerful drama focussing on the dilemmas created when two contrasting points of view about the role of the military in our schools clash, and come to a head-on confrontation.
Kathy Wooton is a Quaker and highly passionate advocate for peace. Dr Roberts, head of her teenage son's school, is a pragmatic man who can't see the problem of the military being involved in school events, and feels that engaging with the army brings nothing but positive advantages for his (cash-strapped) Academy.
Their telephone and face-to-face exchanges, plus their conversations and text messages with off-stage characters, illustrate the alarming, challenging and emotional issues involved. It is often darkly funny.
As forum theatre, the entertaining 55 minute drama is intended to promote discussion and the exchange of ideas with, and between, the actors and audience. We invite parents and their 14+ teens to join us for a lively evening including tea and cake.
Entry is free and we are happy to accept donations towards the costs associated with the performance, Seir Women's Co-operative (a charity close to Journeymen Theatre) and the charities chosen for support by the Why Conflict? series: Alternatives to Violence, L.E.A.P, and Women's Aid.