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Reducing Crime & Domestic Violence

Whisper Me Happy Ever After

Written for Face Front by Julie McNamara.

Power within family relationships

Violence in the home effects many young people causing them to experience emotional health and well being issues which can damage their ability to learn and be happy.

The school community can all help to create a ‘Happy ever after’ for these pupils by being aware of what they could be going through and knowing how best to support and signpost them to the help they  need.

A performance which explores how witnessing and experiencing violence affects the mental health of young people, and how they can be supported.

Thoroughly researched with young people and parents affected by domestic or gang violence, and with teachers, mental health experts, the police, domestic violence forums and support groups.

The play is age appropriate using recognisable characters and familiar settings. It uses humour, music and story to engage the pupils, challenge their perceptions and inform them about a difficult subject

The play is performed by a disabled and non disabled professional team of actor/facilitators. It has been thoroughly researched and developed with the help of school pupils, women’s refuges, teachers, young people’s mental health services and partners from domestic violence forums.

“Before you came, I was about to burst, but you showed me a child in the same situation as me and so I knew you would understand and I could finally tell someone”

The programme offers training and support to teachers around the issues and a fully comprehensive teacher’s pack of information and lesson ideas for pre and post show activities. The programme is linked closely to the PSHE/Citizenship curriculum as well as developing English and Drama skills.

Face Front works closely with each borough’s mental health and domestic violence support services who will be available if needed.

Suitable for Years: 5 to 11, Post 16
Duration: 90 mins
Facilities needed: Hall
Capacity: 90
Cost £: Band E
Availability: Autumn term



Booking now so please call Face Front on 020 8350 3461 to confirm dates

Easing the Pain

Violence in relationships education for staff and students

How witnessing or experiencing violence at home affects the emotional wellbeing of children and young people.

“This work is vital and you handled it with such sensitivity – I was amazed by how open and perceptive the young people were in the way they reacted to your role-plays””

This workshop uses role-play, improvisation, hot seating, games and discussion to:

  • raise awareness of the effects of violence in the family, in a relationship or in a ‘gang’
  • develop communication, listening and peer support skills
  • enable understanding of feelings, causes, symptoms and support
  • for those suffering from poor emotional wellbeing due to such violence
  • teach young people how to keep safe
  • teach young people where to go for support for themselves orfamily members

Training and support for staff and parents includes; domestic violence awareness, how to recognise children who may be affected by violence, how to handle disclosure and where to signpost young people who need help.

Suitable for Years: 5 to 11
Duration: 60-90 mins
Facilities needed: Clear space
Capacity: 30
Cost £: Band B


No Guns. No Knives.

Choices . . decisions . . consequences!

Participants create a fictional character to encounter a range of peer, family and environmental dilemmas.

They guide their character through a range of choices, decisions and consequences of possessing and using guns and knives.

“The message of the workshop was don’t use weapons because they affect everyone.”

Suitable for Years: 9 to 11
Duration: upto 90 mins
Facilities needed: Hall
Capacity: 30
Cost £: Band B


Artistic Vision

We have developed a multi-accessible style of performance which is distinct and exciting.

Founder Members

In the late 90s a group of artists started to experiment with different ways of working in Theatre.


Our board members bring a range of experiences and points of view to what we do.


Face Front was begun by artists who were all committed to working inclusively within their particular art form.