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New play tackling antisocial behaviour tours Scottish schools

2nd November 2023

Sanctuary Scotland

Three women standing in a room smiling

Sanctuary has commissioned Scottish playwright Mark MacNicol to create a new stage play called Butterflies & Storms aimed at addressing antisocial behaviour.

Mark, who grew up in Priesthill in Glasgow, has lived experience of being involved in antisocial behaviour as a child. He wrote the piece after hearing about issues in the local area from his friends and family.

The play will tour primary schools in Glasgow and was developed after a series of workshops with young people and local residents.

Our Community Connector Manager Anthony Morrow said: “We are proud to be a part of this project. Antisocial behaviour is often due to a lack of sense of belonging, and we believe that an inclusive approach that builds connections and recognises the value of young people will help address the root causes of these issues.

“Creative projects like Mark’s are a powerful way to ensure that local voices are heard, by using their experiences to help benefit communities.”

The tour runs from 6 November until 17 November. School performances are still available to book by emailing