Holloway Jones is 16, her Mum is in prison and she is in foster care. Despite all this, her life is on track. She has a goal and is training hard for a place in the BMX Olympic Talent Team. But when she falls for charming, generous bad boy Avery, things start to unravel fast. Suddenly, she’s in too deep, involved in the kind of joint enterprise that it is very hard to walk away from.
Holloway Jones by Evan Placey was performed by a combination of professional and ex-prisoner actors. It was accompanied by discussions and workshops and was suitable for Years 8 to 11.
It toured to schools, YOTs, PRUs and the Unicorn Theatre between September and November 2011 and was seen by 2,500 young people. The play won the 2012 Brian Way Award. Read Susan Elkin’s feature in The Stage.
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.
If you would like to explore the work further, get in contact with our Education Manager at email@example.com. Synergy can create bespoke projects for schools, colleges, PRUs or any organisation working with young people.