THE APOLOGY

Information for Schools and Teachers

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Inspired by a true story of a high school student who ‘took revenge’ on a classmate who was bullying him after his father advised him to ‘fight back’, The Apology is a searingly honest look at the repercussions of taking revenge and the long term effects that bullying can have.

Told from an unbiased perspective, this powerful production explores bullying, mateship, alcohol-fuelled violence, revenge, decision-making, consequences and family dynamics.

Two actors, Sam Foster and Hayden Jones, play 18 different characters, skillfully changing between each one, without ever leaving the stage or changing costume. Fuelled with intensity, The Apology fuses physical theatre techniques, multiple role-sharing and live music into a visceral and dynamic piece of theatre.

This show is an example of Zeal Theatre’s signature style of doing as much as possible with as little as possible.


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DURATION:
50 MINS +10 MINS POST-SHOW Q&A. (BUMP IN: 60 MINS)

SUITABILITY:
GRADES 7–12

2019 TOUR DATES:
SE QLD: Terms 1 - 4 | North QLD: Term 2

COST:
$7/ STUDENT (+GST) MINIMUM COST $1000 (+GST)
FOR AUDIENCES OF 150 STUDENTS OR LESS.

SCRIPT:
Purchase the full script of The Apology here.


Curriculum Links:
The Arts (Drama/Dance/Music), HPE, English, Sose and Pastoral Care.

Performance Genres:
Physical Theatre, Brechtian Conventions, Multiple Role Playing, Comedy, Monologue, Mime, Live Music.

Themes:
Bullying, Personal Responsibility, Decision Making, Abuse, Family Dynamics, Mateship.