Might Never Happen
In 2017, Doll's Eye Theatre carried out a UK schools and colleges tour with Might Never Happen, their production about street harassment.
Might Never Happen started out at King's Head Theatre in Islington, and then moved to the relaunched Crazy Coqs at Zédel in Piccadilly in October 2016.
A subsequent Education Tour followed, delivering the production, associated workshop and lesson plans to 11 U.K. Schools and Colleges, reaching more than 1300 young people. The tour was funded by Durham Law School, and in collaboration with Rape Crisis South London (RASASC) and Purple Drum (Imkaan).
Doll's Eye are now seeking further funding for a new adaptation and larger UK education tour... Watch this space!
Inspired by the research of Dr. Fiona Vera-Gray and Dr. Maria Garner, the theatre piece highlights the impact of street harassment on young women and girls and challenges harmful gender stereotypes affecting young women and men. It is designed to raise the issue of public sexual harassment safely, whilst promoting discussion and awareness. The show is delivered over a double period (an average of 100 minutes), with the show lasting approximately 50 minutes followed by a workshop to help young people unpick some of the issues raised.
The production was delivered free of charge to schools and other youth settings in London and the North-East, and teachers will receive a detailed resource pack containing follow on lesson plans and suggested exercises.
Might Never Happen was written by Doll's Eye Theatre Founding Company Members Amy Ewbank, Vicki Welles, Kirsty Osmon, Catherine Deevy and Danielle Nott, adapted by Artistic Director Amy Ewbank for the 2017 Education Tour with contributions from Purple Drum, The Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre, Dr. Maria Garner, and Dr. Fiona Vera-Gray.
- Post show Q&A with guest speakers after King's Head run:
- Radhika Sanghani (Chair) – Journalist, Telegraph Women
- Zaimal Azad – Researcher, London School of Economics
- Dr. Maria Garner – Independent Researcher
- Kafayat Okanlawon – Independent Activist, Purple Drum
- Dr Shaminder Takhar - Researcher, London South Bank University
- Dr. Fiona Vera-Gray – Researcher, Durham University
- Sophie Walker – Leader of the Women’s Equality Party
- Amy Ewbank – Director, Dolls Eye Theatre
Podcast available here