The Croydon Avengers Online Resource

Introducing The Croydon Avengers - the comic.

For Refugee Week 2018 we have partnered with Why Comics? to create a resource pack for The Croydon Avengers.
Comic book Artist Shane Melisse has illustrated a new comic to introduce our refugee superheroes
and we have a series of suggested activities for both Primary and Secondary schools that link to our production. Click on the slideshow below.
The play by award winning writer Oladipo Agboluaje can be seen at Harrogate Theatre from 14 – 16 June, Ovalhouse 19 – 23 June and Blue Elephant Theatre on 29 June and 1 July.
The educational resources can be used in conjunction with the play or independently to engage students with topics such as identity, discrimination and media presentation. These activities are interdisciplinary and can be used to support learning within subjects such as English, Citizenship, PSHE, Drama, Arts and Design, and Media Studies.
An Introductory Creative Exercise and a Philosophy for Children (P4C) lesson we have designed to do before you watch the play can be downloaded below. Other resources will be online soon – watch this space!

And if you and your students have mobile phones – please tell them to KEEP THEM ON! – but silent.


We would like to thank teachers at Central Foundation Girls School and St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School for contributing to the creation of these educational resources.
Comic and Introductory Exercises – For Primary and Secondary Students
Philosophy for Children – For Secondary Students
Primary School Creative Lesson Plan
Secondary School Resources (Media representation + Identity)
The Croydon Avengers is presented in a co-production with Ovalhouse and Harrogate Theatre and in association with LittleMighty.

Supported using public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England, Croydon Council, Teale Charitable Trust and Newcomen Collett Foundation. Partners include Counterpoints Arts, British Red Cross and English Touring Theatre.