The 35-minute play explores the issues around the risk to young people by County Lines.
This fast moving, punchy, entertaining play aims to illustrate how young people are being targeted by exploitative drug traffickers, what the consequences are for those who find themselves caught up in these dangerous networks, the impact on their families and the communities in which they live. Our aim is to engage, inform and enlighten, not only vulnerable teenagers, but also their teachers, their families and the wider community.
Students have the opportunity of participating in workshops to create their own short plays based on County Lines, some of which will be selected to be part of INK Festival 2023!
For further information please contact Jane Zarins email@example.com.
‘Martha Loader’s play evokes the way that the teenage need for friendship, excitement and independence can be exploited, and even in peaceful country places can lead good kids step by step into a dangerous trade. The brother and sister are likeable, distinct characters, their nemesis equally beguiling and in his way equally innocent. It’s a strong and interesting take on one of the worst abuses of our time, directed with life and vigour.’ www.theatrecat.comLibby Purves
“Very powerful … fabulous, well drawn, relatable characters, and wonderful writing.” “Fantastic insight into the way young people can be drawn into something they wouldn’t do at first ‘by degrees’.” “The dialogue was authentic and believable. Very powerful storytelling.” “An essential story to tell.”