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The Edge was a cross-curricular participatory programme for KS4 and 5 based on an extraordinary new play by Edward Bond.

The Edge presented a compelling programme for young people that asked what it is to be human in the complex world of today. It explored the tragic and comic story of a young man on the edge of a new life who's living room becomes a battleground between the old and the new, the past, the present and the future.

Teacher feedback on The Edge

The performance was extremely thought provoking. It was interesting to see how the students were using higher level thinking skills.
Nicola Cartin, Holyhead School

It was really valuable in terms of how the company spoke with students, and for them to see how a professional production works: especially in terms of focus, and how the actors support one another on stage. It was really interesting for them to see that the actors could be in and out of roles.
Laura Walker, Wood Green Academy

[The class] were listened to, and what they said was taken seriously - even apparently casual remarks. They had higher self esteem when they came out of the workshop than when they came in - they knew they had achieved something.
Janet Davies, Hamstead Hall

An extraordinary piece of theatre which has given myself and my students so much to think about, explore and work together on - thank you!
Sorral Oates, Hasland Hall Community School

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Big Brum offered a variety of flexible models based on your needs and requirements. For example, half day sessions for PSHE cohorts to full day for GandT or SEN groups. INSET also available.

The Edge toured from October 2012 until January 2013. For more information, please contact Dan Brown on 0121 464 4604 or Big Brum, Pegasus Primary School, Turnhouse Rd, Castle Vale, Birmingham B35 6PR.

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Supported by Arts Council England