Invictus is our innovative and impactful play that raises awareness around resilience, over-coming adversity and supporting positive mental health.

The play was developed in consultation with young people, youth services, social and health workers, and psychologists, and tells the stories of three young people who each experienced adversity in their lives (exploitation, domestic abuse, and neglect); the impact it had, and how they coped.  Using simple story-telling techniques their stories are examined, the differing forms of adversity are looked at, and the skills and behaviours that they used to overcome their adversity and support their mental health are discussed.

The play and post-show talk lasts for 55 minutes and raises awareness around:-


The differing forms of childhood adversity

Inspiring hope and resilience amongst young people that may be experiencing adversity in their lives

Emotional intelligence and how it can support positive mental health

The skills and behaviours that can help young people successfully navigate a whole host of critical life moments

Where to go for help & advice

Suitable for:-

Schools : Year 7 upwards

Training and conference events : Police and professionals who work with young people

Invictus tours in combination with our Unacceptable project, meaning that, if booked for a whole day (up to 3 x performances), the same cast can perform a combination of either play.


To enquire about costs or availablity for individual shows, whole days or longer tours please contact our friendly booking agents Theatre for Schools on:

0161 236 1448

Or click here to go to their website and fill in an enquiry form.