Directed by Christopher Stollery

This dynamic and brand new show from the pen of Joanna Erskine explores the power and impact of language, speeches and poetry in the real and fictional worlds. Who can we trust? Who is deceiving us?

How can we possibly tell the difference?

If, as Coleridge says, poetry is simply ‘the best words in the best order’ how can our leaders use poetry to better express the needs and ideas of our time?

Using excerpts from film, television, poetry, and real life, students will navigate the world of critical literacy. An insightful and entertaining show that will give students the tools to question and challenge the wealth of information in our modern world.

Includes selections of work from: V for Vendetta, Network, Newsroom, Emily Dickinson, Carl Sagan, Barack Obama and more.