Birthday – An original piece of theatre promoting healthy relationships with people and alcohol.
About The Work:-
Oldham Theatre Workshop have been commissioned by the Greater Manchester Health & Social Care partnership to create a performance and interactive educational workshop raising awareness among young people of the impacts of drinking during pregnancy.
This piece has been developed in response to rising numbers of babies being born with FASD (Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) and this work is part of a prevention strategy to make young people aware of the dangers and impacts at an early age.
This FREE performance is exclusively available to schools in the Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside areas.
About The Story:-
Our story has been developed to help young people understand the consequences of behaviour such as excessive drinking and enable them to imagine and explore what their actions could lead to in the future.
At the beginning of the story Amber is a typical, fun loving 15 year old excited about the future, her future. She is approaching her exams, her 16th birthday and a summer of freedom. When Amber and her schoolmates are set the task of writing a letter to their 35 year old selves and imagining what they hope their life might be, she begins to see her current actions through the eyes of her older self and what might become of her.
This is a story about falling in love and learning to love yourself no matter what others expect from you. It’s about being true to yourself and thinking about the consequences of your behaviour and actions on your future and the future of others.