Girls like that performing arts production

19 May 2017
Girls like that performing arts production

A drama production by New College Telford's BTEC Level 3 Performing Arts students is set to go on a tour of local schools.

Girls Like That focuses on the pressures of modern society, tackling issues such as peer pressure, social media influence, and online sharing.

The students played a number of different roles in the play, which premiered at the Hayward Arts Theatre and is now set to be performed to other local Year 10-13 students.

It tells the story of a girl called Scarlett, whose reputation becomes toxic when a naked photograph of her goes viral, threatening to shatter the fragile unity of the girls she has grown up with.

And when a photograph of a male student called Russell also circulates, the question is asked: Why isn't it the same for boys?

Curriculum area leader Mandy Parker said: “The show presented a real challenge for the young performers, but they rose to this with energy and a real sense of purpose.

“They really engaged with the subject and the issues the play tackles - they recognise how important they are with young people today."