Inspired by the true experiences of students, Cookies explores the risks young people face online and how the effects can accumulate beyond control. Shedding light on sexting, revenge porn, cyber bullying, radicalization and more, Cookies illustrates the devastating effects of online abuse and the serious legal and lasting implications which thoughtless behaviour online can have.
Cookies, by award-winning playwright Emily Jenkins, was initially performed at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in October 2017, and the live filmed recording was released during Anti-Bullying Week 2017 to raise awareness and provoke classroom discussion on cyberbullying. It is available to be streamed directly into your classroom.
Alongside the filmed version of the play, teachers can access an extensive range of Drama Educational Resource Packs that align with the AQA GCSE & A Level Specifications.
Cookies can also be used as a creative and engaging device to nurture important conversations with students from Key Stage 4 and 5 surrounding the issues raised, as a stimulus for devising, and provides extensive monologues and duologues for use in educational settings.
Cookies was commissioned as part of the award-winning Cyberscene Project, created by Masterclass in partnership with the Pureland Foundation and children’s charity Kidscape. For more about the project and the production, click below.