GW Theatre came into our Academy on Monday 2nd March 2020 to deliver an interactive theatre production called Mr Shapeshifter – an exciting, modern fairy tale designed to help 9-11 year olds understand the way some adults abuse the trust of children and how children can work together and with trusted adults to protect themselves from this and other risks and dangers online and in real life.
Mr Shapeshifter is a super villain. He can change his appearance at will. He has one aim in life: to lure children into his ‘Super Magic Story World Studio Workshop’ and steal the childhood out of them so he can live forever. When he lures eleven year old Jess there, only Jack can save her. But Jack is one of Mister Shapeshifter’s previous victims, and as a result is bullied and lonely and angry. To save Jess, Jack has first to save himself and then bring 'The Shapeshifter' to justice, with the help of Jess, the audience, his teacher and the police.
The production provided a fantastic opportunity for our children to learn how to keep themselves safe both now and in the future.