FOR P5 - P7
Kissing Linford Christie
A new solo show about one girl’s journey to Olympic success.
Vickie wants to compete at the Olympics.
There is only one obstacle; she isn’t very good at sport.
Yet despite the odds, her love for athletics takes her all the way to London 2012.
Inspired by Victoria’s own childhood obsession with athletics, this is a story about loving failure and dreaming big - even if there’s no chance you’ll make that dream come true.
“When I was 8 years old I was starting to confidently make my own decisions about who I was and what I liked. This was a hugely formative moment of life. Right now it seems that there is increasing pressure on young people to succeed, and a growing belief that if you don’t succeed at something it’s because you’ve not been trying hard enough. I wanted to create a show that is about enjoying something just for the sake of enjoying it, about taking away the pressure to succeed and allowing yourself to be immersed in the pure, pure joy of loving something even if you’re not very good at it.”
Victoria Beesley, Writer/Creator
“One of the best and most emotional/humble theatre productions I have ever seen in a school and had the privilege to share with all the children. All schools should have the opportunity to watch and experience this performance and associated materials. So relevant to our current times.”
Teacher, Dounby Primary School, Orkney on My Friend Selma by Victoria Beesley
Age suitability: P5-P7
Audience Size: 120
Running Time: tbc
Space required: clear, flat hall, min 8m x 12m
Cost: £500 + VAT per day, two performances maximum
To book please contact: TISS@imaginate.org.uk
INFORMATION FOR TEACHERS
For two short films to show your class to prepare your class for a theatre experience in the school hall, one for you and one to show them, please see the RESOURCES section of our website.
curriculum for excellence
I can respond to the experience of drama by discussing my thoughts and feelings. I can give and accept constructive comment on my own and others’ work. EXA 0-15a / EXA 1-15a / EXA 2-15a / EXA 3-15a
I can analyse technical aspects of drama and scripts, make informed judgments and express considered opinions on my own and others’ work. EXA 4-15a
Health and Well Being
I am aware of how friendships are formed and that likes, dislikes, special qualities and needs can influence relationships. HWB 0-44a / HWB 1-44a
Presented by Catherine Wheels Theatre Company
By Victoria Beesley
Directed by Rosalind Sydney
Dramaturgy by James Ley
Movement Direction by Hayley Earlam
Set and Costume design by Alisa Kalyanova
Sound Design by Danny Krass