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National Science and Engineering Week - March 2012


Royal Albert Hall Education in partnership with Y Touring Theatre Company are staging the play, Dayglo, as part of National Science & Engineering Week.

After winning the runners-up prize for last year’s National Science and Engineering Week Best Project Awards, Y Touring Theatre Company return to the Hall with another exciting Theatre of Debate production.

Dayglo is written by Abi Bown and aims to explore the issues raised by advances in pharmacogenetics and genetic testing and screening in relation to sickle cell disease and breast cancer. The play is suitable for students at Key Stage 4 and above.

Each performance will be followed by a live debate with a guest expert in which students will be encouraged to explore what they think and feel about the issues posed by the play. Electronic voting technology will be used to register the audience’s views. Preparatory and follow up lessons will be available for delivery on classroom whiteboards.

"The play was amazing. I think you handled an extremely difficult subject in a very sensitive and interesting manner... really well aimed at the young people and the discussion was pitched at totally the right level." Carly Tibbins, Birmingham Children's Hospital.


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There are 2 performances each day on the following dates:
Tuesday 13 March 2012 at 10.15am and 1.15pm
Wednesday 14 March 2012 at 10.15am and 1.15pm
Thursday 15 March 2012 at 10.15am and 1.15pm

The running time of the play and debate is 2 hours and 10 minutes.

To book tickets, please ring 0845 401 5025.

Tickets are £3.50 per student and teachers attend for free. Home Educators are entitled to one free adult ticket per group.

Please note: school groups must be accompanied by a minimum of 2 teachers/carers with 1 teacher per 10 students.

Full educational resources can be found here

For interactive whiteboard resources please click here

For more information about Y Touring and the subject matter please visit
For more information about National Science and Engineering Week please visit