By Paco Bezerra
English translation by Marion Peter Holt
“An important theatre production that sparks debate and must be talked about in the open.” Londontheatre1
★★★★ BroadwayWorld UK
★★★★ London Theatre Reviews
A critically acclaimed play that addresses bullying, identity, sexual orientation and education.
Timmy is being bullied at school because of his favourite backpack, a bright pink backpack full of little ponies from his favourite TV series. Daniel and Irene try to confront the brutal school bullying that Timmy is subjected to. A school that protects its bullies and a couple that tries to do the best for their child will witness how Timmy escapes to an imaginary universe to protect himself from the insufferable reality.
Directed by Paula Paz, associate director of the Cervantes Theatre, and starring Rachel Sanders and Paul Albertson.
‘I once read the news on Gryson Bruce, a 9-year-old boy from North Carolina, who in 2014 suffered several physical and verbal attacks as a result of carrying a My Little Pony backpack. He was forbidden to bring the backpack to the school and I couldn’t believe it. What is better, to follow the views of the majority or to defend your own child’s freedom of choice?’ Paco Bezerra, playwright.
To win a pair of tickets to see The Little Pony at Cervantes Theatre, go to thestage.co.uk/competitions  and enter your details and put PONY in the code box. Entries close at midnight on June 26.
Terms and conditions: A pair of tickets valid for performances on June 29 and 30. Subject to availability. Travel not included. Non transferable. No cash alternative. By entering the competition you agree to your contact details being passed securely to a third party who will only use them for the purpose of this competition and to your name being published in The Stage newspaper.