Terriers, by Maurice Bessman

Terriers, by Maurice Bessman

  • Date :
    25 June 2014

Fairfield Halls, Croydon – 25 June 2014

Terriers is a partnership project devised and delivered by Royal Court Liverpool Trust and Merseyside Police, sponsored by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Merseyside. It aims to get young people thinking about the consequences of their actions, their attitude towards gang behaviour and the life choices they make. It raises awareness of gun and gang related crime and explores many other issues faced by young people today, such as peer pressure, bullying, drug use and child sexual exploitation. It seeks to equip young people with strategies to deal with these issues. Ultimately, it shows them they have a choice and provides information on where they can turn if they need help or advice.

Working with the Fairfield Halls, we brought this exciting drama production to Croydon. The show will happen for a week three times over the next year for local young people from secondary schools to take part and watch the show alongside the interactive Q&A at the end.

  • “I thought that it was very thought provoking and impactive and I welcome it going into Croydon’s schools.” Andy Tarrant, Borough Commander, MET Police, Croydon
  • “Terriers is…amazing it shows love and hate, trust and portrayal and make you consider right and wrong. The act was brilliant, I hope you carry on to inspire young people.” Secondary School Student, Year 9
  • Number of young people who watched the production - March 2015
    796
  • Number of young people who watched the production - November 2014
    430
  • Terriers will help us sort a problem about gang-related issues
    85%
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