But Then It Began... was a T.I.Eproduction that toured to Essex based schools in 2016. This show was a hard hitting and playful take on school life that tackled issues of homophobia, sexual education and equality and diversity. Inspired by the writings of Dennis Kelly and Luke Norris this dynamic and fact explicit show held the mirror up on teenage life and homophobic abuse. A fusion of dynamic physical performances, urban characters and witty scripture; this piece aimed to educate its audience. After all, education prevents ignorance.
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But Then It Began... is part of the Stop It Before It Starts! Campaign, an anti-homophobia campaign aimed at 13-18 year olds in the UK. The campaign is geared towards stopping homophobia before it starts in the school environment. Our message is clear; it's okay to be gay and you have a choice to bully someone; choose not to! Stop It Before It Starts!
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WRITER Carleigh-Ann Portelli
DEVISED BY Carleigh-Ann Portelli Claire Louise Portelli Rebecca Briley
CAST Carleigh-Ann Portelli Claire Louise Portelli Rebecca Briley