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S.E.N (No Prophet Theatre Company)

By | Published on Saturday 22 August 2015


This play is set during a Special Educational Needs session for two students. It covers complicated issues: interracial relationships, stereotypes and rebellion within the education system. It is, however, an enormous shame that not one of these issues is covered with any recognition of their complexity. The characters are thinly imagined and not written to behave the way real people would. There’s an attention-seeking troublemaker, a troubled Muslim girl and an out of his depth teacher, who all clash with one another before performing fraudulent monologues about their personal lives. The entire play shows an ignorance of how S.E.N sessions work in schools, and an alarming lack of regard for the way teachers actually behave in front of students.

Bedlam Theatre, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 1/5 | [Vicki Baron]