Inspired by the true, heartfelt stories of students, COOKIES follows seven teenagers dealing with the effects of sexting, radicalisation, cyberbullying and our wider digital world...

Sosa is a streetwise Londoner who finds solace in the tunes of her favourite rap artist, but her world comes crashing down when she finally meets her idol. Meanwhile Eva, an aspiring vlogger, splits with gamer Simon and is forced to deal with the devastating effects of sexting and repetitive online abuse. Selena, infatuated with pop star Zayn, starts chatting with another faceless superfan online. As their friendship deepens the young Muslim woman begins to grapple with her faith and is persuaded to make a long journey to an unknown fate.

Theatre Royal Haymarket Masterclass Trust has created a comprehensive resources pack to accompany COOKIES.

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  • Cast Attributes: Ensemble cast, Roles for Teens, Flexible cast size
  • Target Audience: Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)


Emily Jenkins

Emily is a winner of the prestigious Fringe First Award for her play Rainbow. She has since written plays with Paines Plough, Traverse Theatre and attended the Royal Court Young Writers and Studio Writers programmes. Emily is also a text coach and Shakespea ...
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