Not In My Name

Students at East Durham College are being given the chance to see a thought-provoking and nationally acclaimed theatre production when it comes to The Lubetkin Theatre at the College in Peterlee.

Not In My Name realistically portrays the aftermath, community impact and personal consequences of a fictional terror attack in the centre of a small northern town, as told from the perspective of over thirty young characters.

The production concludes with a structured interactive forum session that rewinds events of the play, and gives the audience an opportunity to discuss grievances and alterative courses of action with an actor playing the potential bomber.

Beth Pearson, the College’s Student Liaison Officer, arranged for the company to put on the production at the College, said: “This production is designed to develop young people’s understanding of the current issues surrounding religious extremism. It can help to promote racial equality and cohesion.

“We felt it was an ideal production to give our students access to, as it contributes to so many important agendas at the College such as equality & diversity, safeguarding, health & safety, enrichment and Every Child Matters.”

Not In My Name was originally commissioned by the Counter Terrorism Branch of the Lancashire Constabulary, in a partnership with Burnley Youth Theatre, back in 2008, and is written and directed by Alice Bartlett.

It has been funded under the Government's PREVENT agenda and is touring the country.

Performances will be held at The Lubetkin Theatre at East Durham College on Thursday 11th March, 9am and 2pm and Friday at 9am only.

There may be some spare tickets, which are free, for more details please call Beth Pearson on 0191 518 8232.