Mashed Theatre Inc.


“PRESSURE enthralled our students by making The Crucible and 1984 accessible through an innovative and emotionally moving 21st century recontextualisation. It was exactly what our students needed!”
Adam Davy, Kelvin Grove State College

The Story
John and Liz have recently enrolled at the McCarthySchool of Excellence and have been buddied up. After a shakey start they soon become close friends - but end up finding themselves entwined in an egomaniac’s diabolical plot. Rumours get spread. People get hurt. Sometimes... Things can end up going way too far.

For Teachers
Heavily inspired by the QCAA prescribed text Miller’s The Crucible and Orwell’s 1984, PRESSURE cleverly intertwines these texts into a more-relatable-than-we-are-comfortable-with setting with a healthy focus on bullying, well-being, and internet safety to boot!

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Show Details



Year Level Suitability

7-9 to 10-12

Curriculum area

The Arts - Drama, The Arts - Media Arts, English, History, Civics And Citizenship


Social Media, Bullying, Well-Being, The Crucible, Literature, 1984, English Prescribed Texts, Drama Curriculum, Theatre Of Social Commentary


Comedy, Drama, Physical Theatre


50 minutes + 10 min Q&A


$5.50 Per Student (Minimum Booking Fee Applies)

School Term:
Term 1, Term 2, Term 3, Term 4


Available in New South Wales, Queensland, and Northern Territory in 2019.

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Enquiry/Booking Request