The Lies You Tell – Schools Tour

18th May 2022
Creative Writing in the Community

This brand-new, joyful, music-filled play by Yolanda Mercy encourages young people to speak up, and speak out, about their mental health and well-being following the disruptions of the pandemic.

For ages 10 to 12

T has just moved from the City and he’s making a fresh start. He’s not ashamed of his mum, but he’s not sure the other kids will understand. It’s ok not to tell everyone the truth about everything, isn’t it?

Produced by three leading theatre-makers; HighTide Theatre, New Wolsey Ipswich and Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, the play has been commissioned for schools by Suffolk County Council. It is aimed at young people aged 10 to 12.

A free CPD package created by Suffolk Mind is available with each performance.

Touring dates and further information

TOURING WEST AND MID-SUFFOLK : 13th June – 8th July 2022

TOURING EAST SUFFOLK* : 12th September – 7th October 2022 – click here for more information for East Suffolk *Thanks to additional funding from East Suffolk Council, we are able to offer these shows to schools in East Suffolk free of charge.

TOURING MID-SUFFOLK AND IPSWICH: 10th October – 21st October 2022 – click here for more information for mid-Suffolk and Ipswich

If you’re not sure which region your school falls into, feel free to contact either theatre and we will point you in the right direction!

Open Performances

New Wolsey Theatre

Saturday 22nd October, 11.00 and 13.30