Grace – A one-woman play
Who? KS4 and KS5
When? Available Spring 2018 for a discounted fee for all schools who book the RSE Day – limited availability.
When she was 13-years-old, Emilia fell out with her best friend. They fell out over a relationship with a lad who was much older than them. Whilst Emilia didn’t feel comfortable about some of the things that the lad said and did, her friend craved the attention and affirmation. Then her friend stopped attending school. Then, apparently, she left home, but by this time Emilia was no longer in contact with her because she had found new friends.
Over 10 years later, Emilia is now a happy and successful young woman with a job, a flat and a fiance. But one day, in a run-down greasy-spoon cafe, she sees a tiny, bony, dirty woman with a face she recognises. It is her. It’s the friend she lost contact with. And so Emilia begins to rekindle the friendship and uncover the shocking story of what happened to Grace.
“Grace” is a powerful one-woman theatre play about child exploitation and human trafficking. It is aimed at Upper KS4 and KS5 and will be created and produced by Ten Ten in association with TRAC.
The play will help students to explore:
- The issue of modern slavery;
- The problem with pornography;
- The dignity of the human person.
Following the play, there will be an opportunity for a Q&A with the lead actress.
“Grace” links directly to our RSE Programme by approaching some of the issues from a fresh and mature angle. This production follows Ten Ten’s award-winning production on modern slavery, “This Is My Body” in 2014-16 (see below).
“Grace” is being produced by Ten Ten in partnership with TRAC (Trafficking Awareness-Raising and Campaigning). TRAC is a group of 16 religious congregations of sisters from across the UK who have links to many networks and organisations in the UK around the world in the fight against modern slavery.
TRAC will provide Ten Ten with insight and information that we help to ensure that our work in school is well-founded and authentic.
Acclaim for “This Is My Body”
Between 2013 and 2016, Ten Ten created and produced the award-winning one-woman play “This Is My Body” in schools (with 6th Form), parishes and theatres. Here is some of the acclaim:
Best New Play or Short Film Dealing with Modern Slavery, presented by Prime Minister Theresa May at the Anti-Slavery Day Awards 2014.
Theatre reviews (Northcott Theatre, Exeter)
“It is one of the best pieces of theatre I have seen in a long time… Set in a Catholic safe house, religion features heavily in the play… Captivatingly poignant… gripping from start to finish… sensitively handled.” The Express and Echo newspaper. Read full review…
“Brave, transformative and almost unbearably perceptive, this one-woman show is unlike any other piece of theatre… the non-judgemental script gives a rare insight into the psyche of someone who has been abused.” The Reviews Hub. Read full review…
“A new hard-hitting masterpiece about human trafficking… amongst the heavy and the hard-hitting, however, there is optimism. Faith, in fact, is what ultimately supplies hope.” Exepose. Read full review…