Us/Them
BRONKS and Richard Jordan Productions
Belgium
10-15 yrs

Curriculum for Excellence Resources

This innovative production raises the question of how we make sense of an incomprehensible event. The impact that an act of terror can have on a community can be explored further within Religious and Moral Education, Social Studies and Health and Wellbeing.

I am aware of and able to express my feelings and am developing the ability to talk about them.

                                                                                                                  HWB 2-01a/HWB 3-01a/HWB 4-01a

I understand that my feelings and reactions can change depending on what is happening within and around me. This helps me to understand my own behaviour and the way others behave.

                                                                                                                 HWB  2-04a/HWB 3-04a/HWB 4-04a

I am developing my understanding of how my own and other people’s beliefs and values affect their actions.                                                                                                                                              RME 2-09d

Class Stage
P6-S3
Curriculum Links
Health and Wellbeing
Religious and Moral Education
Social Studies
The Studio
Duration: 60 min
Seating: Theatre seating
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The Studio
22 Potterrow, Edinburgh, EH8 9BL
  • Wednesday 29 May 19:15
  • Thursday 30 May 10:30
  • Thursday 30 May 13:30
  • Friday 31 May 10:30

In September 2004, 1,200 schoolchildren, their parents and teachers were held hostage by a group of armed terrorists in the small Russian town of Beslan. It lasted three days and ended in utter chaos.

Us/Them retells this story through the eyes of two (fictional) children. But it is not a straightforward account of this terrible tragedy. It’s a theatre production about the entirely individual way children cope with extreme situations. With humour, a matter-of-fact approach and dynamic physical storytelling, Us/Them strikingly shows that for children, things that seem incomprehensible in adults’ eyes have their own logic.

 “This remarkable piece of theatre is playful, surprisingly and painfully funny as well as moving. It makes you question the way such events are usually presented and the way myths are constructed.” The Guardian

In association with Theatre Royal Plymouth, Big in Belgium and Summerhall.
Supported by the The General Representation of the Government of Flanders in the United Kingdom.

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