Cookies by Emily Jenkins played at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on 29th October for two performances only and was commissioned as part of Masterclass' Cyberscene Project, run in partnership with The Pureland Foundation and children's charity Kidscape.

Cyberscene is an inspirational theatre initiative which supports the health and wellbeing of young people affected by cyber bullying and other online issues.  Through a series of theatre-based workshops, the project has explored key concerns and issues facing young people in today’s digital landscape, having collaborated with 120 students across four London colleges.

As part of the project, Masterclass commissioned a filmed live performance of Cookies to accompany free Drama educational resource packs for use in the classroom which includes professional advice from Kidscape, easy-to-follow exercises and over 30 extensive theatre-based, written and creative activities that align with the AQA A-level and GSCE Drama national curriculum.  


Drama Resource Packs:
Broken down into three easily digestible sections, the GCSE Drama resource pack offers over 30 extensive theatre-based, written and creative activities for three AQA GCSE and A-Level Drama modules: Live Theatre Performance, Devising and Texts in Practice.

Click below to watch the filmed performance via our website!


Cookies in Schools and Colleges

Masterclass and Kidscape have spent over a year working with 16 to 19 year old students from varying areas of study; collating and exploring exciting, fresh material through diverse and successful workshops.

Drama Resource Packs:
Broken down into three easily digestible sections, the GCSE Drama resource pack offers over 30 extensive theatre-based, written and creative activities for three AQA GCSE and A-Level Drama modules: Live Theatre Performance, Devising and Texts in Practice.


Section 1: Live Theatre Performance
Covers the AQA GCSE Drama 1C: Understanding Drama and AQA A-Level Drama component 1: Drama and Theatre.
Unit A - Plot and character development
Unit B - Acting
Unit C - Sound
Unit D - Set and Design






Section 2: Devising Covers the AQA GCSE Drama 2A & B
Unit E - Reviewing Stimuli
Unit F - Develop your story
Unit G - Setting your scene
Unit H - Documenting your devised work






Section 3 - Monologues, Duologues and Group Work
Covers the AQA GCSE Drama 3: Texts in Practice and AQA A-Level Drama component 3: Making Theatre (Practical).  
Unit I - Exploring monologues
Unit J - Developing duologues
Unit G - Conducting a chorus
Unit H - Group performance






Additional Material 
In addition to the above sections, a further two resources have been written and curated by Education Consultant Susie Ferguson.

Drama Resource packs: Writing about Cookies - Example paragraphs




Drama Resource packs: Cookies The Film - Viewing Sheet  





LSE on Cookies


Dr Ellen Helsper is an expert on online interaction has been engaged by Masterclass to evaluate The Cyberscene Project.

The aim of the collaboration between Cyberscene and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) has been to evaluate both the participants and the play. The participants have been surveyed at different stages of the project to track their perceptions and awareness of cyber bullying.

Attitudes and Perceptions
Turning Points
Social Context and Support Structures
Literacy, Skills and Resilience 
Awareness, Knowledge & Risk Perception