Arson awareness play autumn tour of secondary schools

Sparx was originally commissioned in 2005 by West Midlands Arson Task Force. This exciting partnership resulted in a hugely successful play that was presented in theatres throughout the West Midlands.

Designed to raise awareness in young people of the dangers of malicious fire-setting and the importance of fire safety, Sparx has been adapted for a new tour of secondary schools in Dudley, Shropshire,Telford and Wrekin, Staffordshire, Walsall and Warwickshire this autumn.

Targeted at pupils in year 8, the 45 minute performance is followed by a 30 minute workshop which includes a hot seating session with some of the main characters.

Sparx focuses on a troubled teenager whose actions have a devastating impact on her friends, family, and a local fire crew. The messages conveyed are reinforced with the use of contemporary music, original songs, projection and an experienced cast of five professional actors.

8th October, 2009