Cookies, an award-winning play, was commissioned as part of Masterclass' Cyberscene Project, run in partnership with The Pureland Foundation and children's charity Kidscape.


Cookies played at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on 29th October 2017 for two performances, and is available to watch online below. It is a relevant, thrilling play dealing with the effects of sexting, radicalisation, cyber bullying and our wider digital world, through the eyes of seven teenagers.

Our free Drama Educational Packs link Cookies directly to Key Stage 3, AQA GCSE Drama and A level syllabus, with over 30 activities included, allowing teachers to use Cookies as part of their Key Stage 3, 4 & 5 Drama courses.

Click below to watch the filmed performance of Cookies


Cookies in Schools and Colleges

Masterclass and Kidscape spent over a year working with 16 to 19 year old students from varying areas of study through the Cyberscene Project; collating and exploring exciting, fresh material through diverse and successful workshops. The script of Cookies reflects the real experiences and opinions gathered from the Cyberscene Participants.

Drama Resource Packs


Key Stage 3

We are delighted to announce our new Key Stage 3 Drama Resource Pack for at home learning. This is a verbatim project to go alongside our award-winning filmed production of Cookies.

The Free KS3 resource pack, which is ready to share directly with your students, consists of:
- Teacher’s Powerpoint (shared via Google Slides) with relevant resources and notes, including details on the students’ at-home verbatim project and classroom activities to do at school.
- Student Powerpoint (shared via Google Slides) with step-by-step instructions for activities to complete
- An interview guide sheet for students, to inform their interviews for the verbatim project.

Click here to view the Key Stage 3 Drama Resource Pack.

Please note the full film is not used in the Key Stage 3 resources due to sensitive content. For Key Stage 3 the film has been edited to a 17 minute version following one storyline.

These resources have been created by Education Consultant Susie Ferguson and the Masterclass Team.

Key Stages 4 & 5

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 two A-Level Drama modules. These include: Live Theatre Performance, Devising, and Monologues, Duologues and Group Work.

These resource packs are currently being adapted for online/home learning. The online lesson plans can be accessed here.

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.

Writing about Cookies - Example paragraphs




Cookies The Film - Viewing Sheet  





We can also offer bespoke workshops surrounding Cookies, such as exploring the themes and the process of creating an issue-based play, or talks with the creative team regarding creative decisions. If you would like further information on organizing a workshop at your school, please email us at info@masterclass.org.uk.

For further educational resources, including research from the London School of Economics into cyberbullying and the Cyberscene project, please see here.

Writer and Director Commentary coming soon!


Awards




Outstanding Drama Education Resource - Cookies & Educational Resources
Music & Drama Education Awards 2020



Standout Security Awareness Campaign - Cyberscene Project
Security Serious Unsung Heroes Awards 2018