A play designed for years 5 and 6

As a child Rhys struggled with many things – not being able to read was just one of them. As a result, he created an imaginary world that he inhabited – the place where he disappeared to when he felt bad or sad or lonely.

But now he wants to escape that world – and the one way he can see of doing this is harder than anything he has done before. He has to admit the truth.

Rhys lives in two realities: his real life and that which he has created in his own mind. The audience sees this alternate reality played out with the use of theatre masks.

The overriding message from this play is that if you believe you can do something, and work hard at achieving it, you can’t fail – you will either succeed or learn.


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Frequently asked questions

Is your offer affected by the pandemic?

We will be back in schools as soon as possible. In the meantime, you can access all of our work online by going to our N-Act Digital page

What geographical areas do you cover?

We work primarily in Essex and London but welcome enquiries within similar distances to Southend, where we are based. We do consider requests for further afield, including International Schools. 

Are all performers and N-ACT personnel DBS checked?

Yes everyone is fully safeguarded with enhanced DBS.

We have a full safeguarding policy which is available on request.

Are you GDPR compliant?

We use any data provided by you securely within current GDPR guidelines

Do you require any specific equipment?

We recommend using the school hall or larger drama studio and supply all our own equipment. We just require a few chairs and a plug socket! 

What insurances do you hold?

We carry full public liability insurance and are happy to provide copies if required

How long do the performances last?

One hour