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Before Anyone Else (KS3-5)

90 minute session comprising of Play + interactive Lecture.

Performed to an entire year group.

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Tour Schedule

Touring 3rd - 21st March 2025

Touring Nationally

Before Anyone Else is a PSHE play and interactive lecture exploring consent, relationships and sexuality. We look at positive and negative relationships and how to deal with them.

Suitable for Year 9+.

Available to book for morning & afternoon sessions.

Free performances available for schools with >25% FSM!

Discounted performances available for schools with 15-25% FSM!

Sponsored by Inner Spark

early bird discount (-10%): TBC

How do the sessions run?

The play and lecture are performed by 3 professional actors.

We start with a 10 minute introduction, outlining the themes and clarifying the facts and any laws surrounding the topic, and inviting the students to answer questions and get involved.

The Play runs for 50 minutes. It is followed by a 30 minute interactive lecture, where students are encouraged to discuss some of the characters' choices. We replay some of the key scenes and they are invited to offer the character's advice.

What We Cover

We begin with an introduction and clarify some of the fact, figures and myths surrounding sexual health, contraception and LGBTQ+ topics.


The play follows three students over Year 11. It explores relationships, sexuality, and consent. Emily & Tom seem to be a ‘perfect couple,’ but the truth is not so Instagram-ready, as their relationship is rocked with insecurity, jealousy, and sexual pressure, not only from each other but their peers and even themselves. Meanwhile, Erica is trying to navigate her sexuality and how to get the support she needs.

Through their stories, we explore

  • friendship

  • positive vs. negative relationships

  • LGBTQ+ experiences and support available

  • what constitutes consent

  • taking responsibility for safe sexual health

  • and how to identify and end negative relationships.


Following the play, the actors facilitate a 30-minute post-show lecture. We pick through the main issues and address any questions prompted by the story. We replay key scenes from the play and invite students to impart advice to a character who has shared an explicit photo of his girlfriend and is putting her under pressure to engage in sexual activity. 

We use forum theatre to explore the relationship between the young couple, who both feel under pressure to have sex. The students will have the opportunity to suggest actions to help each character & explore consent.

Finally, they are invited to ask questions to a character who feels comfortable and open in being bisexual.

The play does have some challenging content & is designed for year 9+

Set Up

Minimal kit, 3 actors in 1 car!


The actors arrive 30 minutes beforehand to sign in and set up, and pack down takes 15 minutes.

Because our products are centred around the strength of our fantastic actors, our set up is extremely simple and undisruptive.


No technical or electrical equipment or projectors required.

Included with the workshop

An accompanying workshop pack containing:


  • Teachers further work pack

  • (Preliminary & Post Show Resources outlining topics covered in the play.)

  • Teachers Evaluation Form

Why is it so important to discuss relationships, consent and sexuality with young people?

Unfortunately the statistics speak for themselves, and Ofsted’s report following the Everyone’s Invited scandal showed a disturbing normalising of sexual harassment.

Everyone’s Invited received over 1000 testimonies from students – mostly female – who experienced sexual harassment in school.


1/3 of 16-18 year old girls say they have experienced unwanted sexual touching in school, and 71% of women of all ages in the UK have experienced some form of sexual harassment in public places.


A recent Ofsted report showed that 90% of girls and 50% of boys had been sent unwanted explicit pictures or videos.

59% of young women aged 13-21 say they had experienced some form of sexual harassment at school or college in the past year.


Everyone’s Invited testimonies included having an explicit image shared by a classmate, classmates ‘ranking’ other classmates based on physical appearance or in serious cases, sexual assault by a peer.

Before Anyone Else invites students not only to observe and invest in the characters' stories, but to advise - this pro-active approach will encourage them to apply this advice in their own lives.

Praise for Before Anyone Else

"Excellent interactive quiz at the start, interesting play and Q&A session after. Highly engaging session, students loved it!"

"The students opted in to all aspects of the performance, from the quiz at the start to the workshop at the end. They all paid attention to the play itself and were therefore able to make sensible suggestions during the workshop. They even remained engaged until 3.05 - our day finishes at 3 o'clock."

"It was extremely engaging and the students said they enjoyed the session very much."

"Thank you so much, we really enjoyed it, students have given really good feedback too. It also tackled some really sensitive topics laced with humour!"

"A wonderful performance, exploring a range of topics that we can be difficult to get students to engage in through a normal classroom environment."

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