Game Over

In September 2018 Beaumont School secured funding from the National Lottery Community Fund and commissioned playwright, Mark Wheeller to write a verbatim play, based on the story of Breck Bednar. It premiered at Trestle Arts Theatre base in July 2019, performing to the family of Breck, Drama teachers from the South East, parents/carers and the Breck Foundation. The project was followed closely by the BBC, which aired interviews about the process and the story in order to raise awareness of the issue. 

Game Over tells the harrowing story of Breck Bednar, who was groomed via the internet and brutally murdered on 17th November 2014 by someone he met online. Breck’s story is told in Mark Wheeller’s potent ‘verbatim’ style, using the words of his family, friends and the killer. It’s a shocking but powerful story, with a unique 21st Century message.

The play was performed by students from Beaumont School and had been intending to go to the Edinburgh Fringe, but events were held up and cancelled due to Covid. 

The play is now published and used in schools and youth theatre from all over the world. Lynsey Wallace often received messages from other prospective directors, sometimes from Australia, New Zealand and most recently from Hertfordshire. The premiere performance is available to purchase as a teaching resource, alongside a Resource Pack, written in collaboration with Lynsey Wallace, Zoe Shepherd, Nikki Ward and Lou Wallace (other experienced drama practitioners).