'Last Orders' by Mark Hyde ©2000
15 year old Cassie and her friend Kim are home alone doing their homework. Boredom soon sets in and, while there are many other things they could do, they raid the drinks cabinet. ‘Just the one’ leads to another and then a cocktail. It would be a great laugh if they had a party and invited older boys.
Dan is that older boy. A motorbike riding 17 year old, he’s brought ‘homebrew’ to give to the girls. He’s full of stories set to impress and encourages ‘drinking games’ and the girls move through the ‘stages of intoxication’ without realising the potential dangers they are in.
Following the PSHE guide for KS3 (13/14 years old), the impact of the performance is built upon by a workshop exploring a range of themes such as anti-social behaviour, illegal purchase (including the law on alcohol and age-restricted products) and attitude to risk and sexual health (including unplanned pregnancy and STIs). The workshop content is adaptable to suit individual school’s requirements.
Alcohol related crime and health involves many agencies ranging from Trading Standards (purchase and supply regulation), to Police (ASB and violent crime) and Health professionals (long term health, sexual health and risky sexual behaviour) which is why Last Orders is often presented alongside representatives from these partner agencies.’ to give to the girls. He’s full of stories set to impress and encourages ‘drinking games’ and the girls move through the ‘stages of intoxication’ without realising the potential dangers they are in.
Last Orders at Ferndown
Last Orders preview with Harry Reid
(before he joined Eastenders as Ben Mitchell)
Tours in: Autumn & Spring Term
Technical: Cast 4 (2 Male, 2 Female), parking for one van, get in 40 minutes, get out 15 minutes,
Stage Size 5m X 5m X 3m, one 13A socket.
Schedule: We recommend a theatre performance to an entire year group (from 30 up to 500 pupils) followed by successive workshops to smaller groups (from 30 up to 250 pupils).
Performance run 55 minutes / Workshop run 55 minutes (flexible).
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