The Trouble with Max (Year 8 or 9)
Part of the RSE Day
14-year-old Reuben wants to change. He is not happy with his friends, his style or his relationship with his Dad. Into his life arrives a charismatic, funny and on-trend guy called Max who promises Reuben that he will help him to transform his life as long as he follows his every word. However, the trouble with Max is that he is a constant voice of criticism inside Reuben’s head, waiting to humiliate him in order to teach him a lesson and in constant need of Reuben’s attention. Oh, and worse of all, only Reuben can see him.
The Trouble With Max is a comedy-drama aimed at 11-14-year-olds which helps young people to examine the wide and varied pressures that they face in their lives by embodied by the character of Max. Max represents the lies we tell about ourselves, the lies other people say and the lies communicated by the media.