The Golden Barrel of Laughter disappears in Laughland. Which bully is responsible? Is it more than one? Just how many bullies live here? Laughland has lost its laughter, how will they ever laugh again? By personifying these types of bullying, it allows students and teachers to understand how each bully controls a particular territory. By relating these more readily to their own experiences of bullying, they gain a new perspective, and self-empowering insightsThis play is to stimulate discussion on strategies to deal with bullying.
It is also to introduce laughter as a tool for healthy and positive attitudes. Although it may appear frivolous to approach the serious subject of bullying through drama, these important educational elements can be better communicated and retained through story. Roleplaying is already used for education in this area.

  • children's theatre
  • 40
  • 4 total
  • 2 female identifying, 2 male identifying
  • young people
  • 8 to 12, 12 to 16
  • all ages
  • Australian Script Centre


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