Saffron Walden theatre company to take national tour

PUBLISHED: 15:54 31 July 2015 | UPDATED: 15:54 31 July 2015

Boy - The new show from HyperFusion Theatre Company

Boy - The new show from HyperFusion Theatre Company

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Saffron Walden based theatre company HyperFusion are set to go on a national tour of junior and secondary schools later this year with their new show - Boy.

The production was originally planned for schools in Essex and Hertfordshire, but dates in London have already been added with further performances in Birmingham, Manchester, and Liverpool expected.

The show, produced in collaboration with charity Inclusion For All, will highlight the issue of bullying within schools and explore topics such as identity and prejudice.

Sarah Ellis, artistic director, said: “The piece will be written from some of the horrendous stories we have collected over the last 10 years of working in schools, and serve to give a voice to those young people who have suffered bullying.

“We have been blown away by the response and are very excited about going national with our work.”

The tour begins on November 16 with a launch at Alfred Salter School in London and any schools interested in the performance should contact Sarah Ellis at sarah@hyperfusion.co.uk.

The company have also announced they will be working with football campaign - Show Racism the Red Card - to create a theatre experience for trainee teachers about homophobia across the country in the next academic year.

For more information about HyperFusion, visit www.hyperfusion.co.uk.

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