A FREE theatre show explaining to young people the dangers of knife crime using real-life case studies is coming to Reading on Saturday 28 October.

Two performances of the production ‘CODE’ by Justice in Motion will take place at the Select Car Leasing Stadium’s outside concourse at 10.30 am and 1.30 pm.

The performances will be aimed at children in Year 6 and above and no advance booking is necessary.

‘CODE’ is described as a blend of physical theatre, parkour, and bike stunts with live rap and instrumental music.

It will feature skilled athletes and performers who will show the audience what can happen to young people who have been exploited by organised crime. Each act is inspired by true case studies.

The show is brought to Reading by the Community Safety Partnership and the Safer Streets initiative.

Both organisations are supported by Reading Borough Council, Brighter Futures for Children, Dance Reading, and Reading Football Club.

Lead Councillor for Environmental Services and Community Safety at Reading Borough Council said: “Not succumbing to the pressures of carrying knives is something that many of our youth struggle with.

 “The visit of CODE for two free performances is a fine example of how we’re reaching out to young people to make the right decisions.”