Game Over tells the harrowing true story of teenager Breck Bednar, who was groomed over the internet and brutally murdered on 17 February 2014 by a supposed ‘friend’ that he met online. This DVD shows the premiere of the play as performed by Beaumont School.
Breck’s story is told in Mark’s potent verbatim style, using the words of his family, friends and the killer.
It’s a shocking but deeply powerful play, with a unique 21st-century message.
Suitable for: Key Stage 3/4, GCSE, BTEC, A-Level to adult
Duration: 75 minutes approximately
Cast: 24 characters total. 8 male, 9 female and 7 male or female.
The play is suitable for a large cast and multi-roling is also possible.
‘The young performers worked as an ensemble…they were engaged and engaging. Matthew Sims, who played LD (Lewis), was brilliant: creepy, scary, insidious. When he put his arm round Breck and his face up close to him it made me shiver with the gullibility that Tom Fletcher (Breck) showed. It was typical controlling behaviour. I found the choral speech very powerful and was impressed at how the students portrayed deep emotions.’
Vivienne Lafferty, Trustee National Drama Reviewing the Beaumont School production.