played the Theatre Royal Haymarket on 29th October for two performances only and was commissioned as part of the award-winning Cyberscene Project
; an inspirational theatre initiative which supports the health and wellbeing of young people affected by cyber bullying and other online issues. Cyberscene was created by Masterclass in partnership with the Pureland Foundation
and children’s charity Kidscape
For further information on Cookies
and our extensive educational resources, click below.Cookies
A new play by Emily Jenkins
Directed by Anna Ledwich
Inspired by the true, heartfelt online stories of students, Cookies
follows seven teenagers dealing with the effects of sexting, radicalisation, cyber bullying and our wider digital world…
Sosa, a tough, gay, streetwise Londoner finds solace in the tunes of her favourite rap artist, but her online world comes crashing down when she finally meets her idol.
Eva, an aspiring vlogger, splits with avid gamer Simon and is forced to deal with the devastating effects of sexting and repetitive online abuse.
Salena, infatuated with pop star Zayn Malik, starts an online friendship with another faceless superfan. As a result of their conversations the young Muslim woman begins to grapple with her faith and is persuaded to make a long journey to an unknown fate.
Written by Award-winning playwright Emily Jenkins and directed by Olivier Award nominee Anna Ledwich, Cookies takes us on an astonishing digital journey which promises to redefine how we perceive our online world.
To purchase a copy of the play text, published by Samuel French
, click here
Previous Community Projects
Masterclass' previous community projects include The Bravo 22 Company
, a pioneering theatre recovery project for wounded, injured and sick Service personnel created in partnership with the Royal British Legion
and the Play Project which supported children and young adults at Great Ormond Street Hospital School and Richard House Hospice.