Schools Tour 2022

The Lies You Tell by Yolanda Mercy


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?

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


Produced by three leading theatre companies – Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich and HighTide – this play has been commissioned by Suffolk County Council and is aimed at young people in years 6 and 7.

The Lies You Tell will focus on the anxieties and mental health challenges that young people currently face and is designed to assist schools in supporting their student’s wellbeing.

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

To book for West or mid-Suffolk, or for further information contact Hayley at Theatre Royal Bury St / 01284 829 935

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 2022click here for more information for mid-Suffolk and Ipswich

To book for East Suffolk or mid-Suffolk & Ipswich, contact Natalie at the New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich 01473 295 930

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!


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