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Over one third of 11–15 year olds are overweight or obese. HEALTH WEALTH explored what it is means to be of sound body and mind in a world fraught with temptation. The production’s fast-paced style, contemporary dialogue and identifiable characters gave young people the opportunity to begin to consider their own lifestyle choices.

Created by The Old Vic Theatre’s award-winning education department Old Vic New Voices from research carried out with schools, teachers, students and health experts.

The play was 30 minutes in length followed by a 60 minute interactive workshop.


The HEALTH WEALTH Creative Team


Written by
Morgan Lloyd Malcolm
Produced by
Old Vic New Voices
Directed by
Simon Pollard
Rebecca Birch
Bevan Celestine
Jennifer Greenwood
Stage Manager
Victoria Heathcock


From September 2012 to October 2012 Health Wealth toured 46 London schools with 7,786 students participating with the project.

Facts and Figures

  • Of the 46 schools that engaged with the project 24 were located within the London boroughs including 6 schools from Southwark and 7 schools from Lambeth.
  • 99% of students enjoyed the performance and the workshop
  • 90% of students thought they had learned something from the performance and the workshop
  • 90% of students stated that the performance and workshop had influenced them to make changes to their lifestyle
  • 100% of teachers rated the programme as ‘Excellent’ or ‘Very Good’
  • 100% of teachers felt that the performance and workshop will have a positive impact on their students 


Click here to download the HEALTH WEALTH teachers Resource Pack 



Contact ovnveducation@oldvictheatre.com for further enquires.

I wholeheartedly thank you for giving the students such a rewarding experience.
Health Wealth
schools tour 2012
It really was one of the best theatre companies I have ever had in my 30 years of teaching.
Health Wealth
schools tour 2012
I think our students will try to make better choices in the future.
Health Wealth
schools tour 2012


Supported by 3i, Guildford Academic Associates, NHS Southwark, NHS Lambeth, Wellcome Trust and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity.

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