“PUT A STOP TO BULLYING” – Show

“PUT A STOP TO BULLYING” – THEATRE CHARACTERS FROM WEXFORD STUDIO PUTTING ON A SHOW WITH THIS THEME AT CLONAKILTY AGRICULTURAL SHOW ON SUNDAY, 11th JUNE

Clonakilty Agricultural Show are delighted to announce a very special theatre performance form Wexford Studio and Athenaeum Theatre and Museum in Enniscorthy and the interesting storyline may have a lesson for all of us.  This theatre production will be staged at Clonakilty Show on Sunday, 11th June.

The name of the show is “Jeff and Elvis”  and is a wonderful celebration of storytelling.  This exciting production is packed full of adventure and fun, uses songs, puppets, masks, and comedy to tell the story of how a bully changes his ways and finds happiness through love and friendship.

Anyone can be bullied – it isn’t restricted by age, race, gender, religion or sexuality. It can happen anywhere, from the classroom be it pupil to pupil to teacher and pupil, or the sports field to the home, online or in the workplace.

Many people who experience bullying hide it, like it’s something to be ashamed of, but they are not to blame, the bullies are!  Just remember the bully has no rights to violate your human rights and make you feel worthless.

To the bullies of the world, there must be someone you care about, a parent, a sibling a friend or a child, you imagine someone making them feel in-significant, unwanted, afraid and alone.  Bullying shows weakness, not power, regardless of life experiences.  “Sticks and stones’ line is rubbish, words do hurt and do scar!  Now is that really what you, the bully, want to hold your legacy for in life?

The sad part of bullying is that there is a bystander who witnesses bullying when it happens.  They often become an assistant, may join in the bullying or by their silence alone re-enforces the bullying.  If you are aware that bullying is taking place and don’t do anything about it then, you are just as much to blame.

If you are a bully, then stop and think, would I like someone to treat me this way?  If you are being bullied then don’t let them win.

Unfortunately, most cases of bullying goes nowhere, often happening in institutions where people have permanent jobs and cannot leave because of the security.  Often time, the leadership in these organisations are very weak.

If someone is bullied, they deserve some action to be taken by management.  You can have all the policies in the world, but if leadership is weak, bullying will prevail.  Not good enough to say, it must be put in paper before any action can be taken and even then professional loyalty will prevail..

The show lasts for one hour, in a special theatre tent, which is very attractive in itself  and can accommodate up to 40 per show.  Well worth catching up with at Clonakilty Agricultural Show on Sunday, 11th June.