Anti-Cyber Bullying Initiative taken to next level as Celebrity Ambassadors and Cookies cast announced.

The world premiere of Emily Jenkins’ pioneering new play Cookies is being supported by Lily Allen, Ted Reilly, Maddy Hill and Lady Viola Grosvenor, who will act as Ambassadors to the Cyberscene Project – a venture which uses theatre to tackle cyber bullying.

Cyberscene is an inspirational theatre initiative which supports the health and wellbeing of young people affected by cyber bullying. Through a series of theatre-based workshops, the project has explored the key concerns and issues facing young people in today’s digital landscape, collaborating with 120 students across four London colleges.

25 of the original 120 students will perform alongside a cast of established actors in Cookies, directed by Olivier Award nominee Anna Ledwich. Cookies explores the risks faced online, how their effects can accumulate beyond control and how solidarity can be found in a combination of online and offline interactions.

With rehearsals ramping up towards the performances on 29 October 2017, writer Jenkins has collaborated with the students involved in Cookies and the play will include some of their stories verbatim. Students will also perform alongside the cast of established actors in this moving play looking at the risks young adults face online. Here are a few images of the cast and student ensemble in the rehearsal room:

Cyberscene has been created by the Theatre Royal Haymarket Masterclass Trust in partnership with The Pureland Foundation and children’s charity Kidscape. The project has been delivered under the artistic guidance of renowned British theatre director, Jonathan Church CBE.

Cookies will play at the Theatre Royal Haymarket for two performances only on 29th October 2017. To book tickets from £7.50 and for more information, click here.