The play will ask young people and audiences to consider;

The project is so much more than the creation of a play!

The play will incorporate live performance, original film, visual arts and a bespoke set design. Each participating student

will work collaboratively with a professional artist, developing new creative skills, exploring and deepening knowledge of the complex


The final production will see young people from participating schools performing alongside professional actors.

All schools will come together to share and celebrate their participation in the final community performances in July 2019.  

Theatre in Education

A touring version of the production will also visit 10 further Lincolnshire schools in July 2019.

Over 1000 young people and their families will engage with the Theatre in Education (TIE) tour, main performance and creative workshops.

Why the project is necessary

Lincolnshire is one of the least ethnically diverse counties of the United Kingdom (98.5% of the population describe themselves as "white"). In a post- Brexit landscape, schools in Lincolnshire have witnessed disturbing issues relating to the teaching of British values, diversity, religion and citizenship.

Phase One offers schools and their local community greater knowledge and awareness, opportunity to discuss, experience and understand more about Lincolnshire’s different cultures and traditions. By working with professional artists, the project’s bespoke methodology incorporates the arts as a mechanism for positive engagement and change.

The Lincoln Diocesan Board of Education is working with Shooting Fish Theatre Company (Lincoln), cultural solutions UK and consultant Leanne Taylor to develop a programme of learning, leading to the production of a new play exploring themes of identity, spiritual development, world religions, and cultural views focusing on Christianity and Islam.

The two-year project will challenge pre-existing beliefs and to feel unafraid of having challenging conversations about race, religion and culture. It will encourage young people and their local community to have difficult conversations about citizenship, social and moral scenarios.

The project investigates some of the cultural and religious tensions arising in today’s social and political climate, charting an important time in adolescent life when identity is carved and existence questioned.

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REConnecting Lincolnshire
The Lincoln Diocesan Board of Education
103 Newport, Lincoln LN1 3EE, England / 01522 594016

ReConnecting Lincolnshire

The Diocese of Lincoln Education Board

103 Newport, Lincoln LN1 3EE, England 01522 594016