A nationally acclaimed and award winning drama that challenges religious, political and racial extremism. A theatre led resource based on research with young people and professionals with web based support and educational materials targeted at young people aged 14-25 in schools, colleges, universities and in a variety of other settings.
This resource is also appropriate for adults in a range of community settings and for training professionals.
The project centres around the play One “Extreme to the Other” which provides a powerful theatrical stimulus for debate and learning on the complex issue of extremism.
This is a powerful and award winning resource which tackles religious, political and racial extremism, led by a professional theatre production which provides a challenging and gripping catalyst to engage with young people and community audiences. Part of the narrative in the play explores the vulnerability of young people to violent extremism in the name of Islam and from the far right, but this is set into a broader context in a story that explores ignorance, identity, blind prejudice, class and racism. This is vital in order to avoid demonising and stereotyping any sections of the community.
The Theatre Production
Ali’s got mixed up with an Islamic extremist. His former friend Tony is flirting with the far racist right and unemployment is rising. There’s been another terrorist attack in London and a far right organisation is organising a march through Ali’s neighbourhood. Will Tony march? Will Ali fight? Can his sister Sarah make him find another way? Will journalist Jessica use past relationships to get a scoop on the threatened riots, or will she put principles before her career to stop the clash and avert disaster?