Balisong by Jennifer Adam is a co-production between Strange Town and Fast Forward, funded by No Knives Better Lives. It toured to 58 schools in the autumn of 2017 and was seen by 12,200 people.
Balisong charts the journey of four friends through the final weeks of school. They’re facing a dilemma. What should they do now that one of their friends is carrying a knife?
From September 2018 to February 2019 the play will visit secondary schools in every local authority across Scotland and will be seen by more than 25,000 pupils.
The show also appeared as part of a special double bill to celebrate Strange Town’s 10th anniversary.
Photos by Andy Catlin
|Age group:||Aimed at Secondary pupils|
|Dates:||Balisong is touring from Sep 2018 to February 2019|
Steve Small: Creative Director
Steve has worked with young people in theatre for 25 years. He was Associate Director for Scottish Youth Theatre, Head of Education at the Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh where he created the Education Department and founded the award winning Lyceum Youth Theatre and was Associate Director, Education & Community, at Dundee Rep. Since founding Strange Town he has directed numerous plays including Teach Me which was shortlisted for the Scottish Arts Club Edinburgh Guide Scottish Theatre Award in 2012. Other work includes; The National Theatre of Scotland, The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Edinburgh College, Queen Margaret University College, Moray House, BBC Scotland, Aberdeen Council and he has led workshops in Norway and Japan.