The Theatre Centre will be making the production available to UK secondary schools for free as a learning resource.
With the release of the digital adaptation of Charlie Josephine’s play it is hoped that it will help support schools deliver the Drama and
RSE curriculums. The filmed production is available to schools now until the 23rd July.
In addition to this, the Theatre Centre will also be making the production available to the public, making it available to stream from the 8th to the 28th March through Soho Theatre on Demand.
Directed by Theatre Centre’s Artistic Director Rob Watt, Birds and Bees combines Josephine’s spoken word with the sound design by Xana. It highlights the the complexities of teenage relationships in the digital age, igniting discussions about modern relationships, gender identity and sex education for young audiences. It was developed with secondary school students in Years 10 and 11 and their teachers.
Talking about the news, Rob Watt said: “Last year we embarked on making a show in extraordinary circumstances. Working in collaboration with exceptional freelance artists, teachers, and young people, we made Birds and Bees and are now super excited to make the show available for free to all state schools across the UK. We are also thrilled to be working in association with Soho Theatre to share the production with the public for a limited time. We always strive to be as useful as possible to schools and audiences, especially in this ever- complicated time, and continue to make work that is relevant, captivating and of a high quality.”
To find out more about Birds and Bees being made available to schools visit: https://shop.theatre-centre.co.uk/products/birds-and-bees-digital-package. To stream the production as a member of the public from the 8th to the 28th March visit: https://sohotheatreondemand.com/