is a bold new play, commissioned as part of Masterclass' award-winning Cyberscene Project
; created in partnership with children’s charity Kidscape
and generously funded by The Pureland Foundation
is available to stream online, and is accompanied by extensive Key Stage 4 & 5 Level Drama Educational Resources to align with the AQA Drama GCSE and A Level Specifications.
Inspired by the true, heartfelt online stories of students, Cookies
follows seven teenagers dealing with the effects of sexting, radicalisation, cyber bullying and their digital world…
For further information on Cookies
and our extensive educational resources, please click the links below.Cookies
A new play by Emily Jenkins
Directed by Anna Ledwich
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.