Too Much Punch for Judy by Mark Wheeller
Too Much Punch for Judy is a documentary-style play based on real-life events. It tells the story of a young girl who kills her sister in a drink-drive incident. Ten years later, ‘Judy’ goes on to kill someone else in a road collision, this time with not only alcohol but cannabis in her system. The main aim of this scheme of work is to use both on- and off-text exploration to generate ideas for students’ devised work.
However, if students are using this text for a scripted project, this scheme would be very useful to guide them through the play and offer ideas for effective drama techniques.
Number of lessons: 7