Girls Like That by Evan Placey

A naked photo of Scarlett goes viral. Rumours spread across smart phones like wildfire and her reputation becomes toxic, threatening to shatter the fragile unity of the girls she has grown up with. But how long can Scarlett remain silent? And why isn’t it the same for boys?

Girls Like That is an urgent and explosive play that explores gender equality and the pressures on today’s digital generation.

Girls Like That by Evan Placey and directed by Esther Baker, was performed by a company of professional and ex-prisoner actors and toured across London schools and prisons in October and the Unicorn Theatre in November 2014,  reaching audiences of over 5000 (4300 young people). Over 350 young people took part in accompanying workshops.

The play won Best Play for Young Audiences at the Writers Guild Award 2015. 

Watch the play here…

Read production reviews and features

Download the Girls Like That Education Pack. Explore the topics of Girls Like That with our collection of videos, articles and features collated from the internet.

Our resource packs include drama-based exercises that initiate debate and encourage students to explore the themes and context through the use of creative techniques. You will also find detailed notes on the play’s themes, character breakdowns, production insights, and original interviews with cast and creatives.

A free teacher CPD session to accompany the production took place in October at the Unicorn. Post-show talks followed performances offering audience members the opportunity to ask questions in response to the show during an informal Q&A session with the actors and creative team.


If you would like to explore the work further, get in contact with our Education Manager. Synergy can create bespoke projects for schools, colleges, PRUs or any organisation working with young people.

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