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The Adventures of the J Team was written by Top Cat Theatre Company’s artistic director. It was originally created for a two-week beach mission in 1991, but has since been performed in numerous primary school assemblies with proven success.

Aimed at seven to 11-year-olds, the drama presents the message of Luke’s gospel in 10 episodes, with an allegorical futuristic sci-fi theme that appeals to adults as well as children. Join schoolchildren James, Jane and Dudley in the year 2045 as they hurtle through the galaxy, helping the mysterious Big J tackle the evil Dr Lou Cypher, who now controls the planet Earth with his brain-washing machine.

The material has now been published by Bible Reading Fellowship as a drama and activities resource for use in school assemblies, the classroom, holiday clubs and church services. It is available in all good Christian bookshops, or can be bought directly from Amazon here. If you would like more information on how Top Cat Theatre Company and others performed the drama episodes, as well as photos of those performances, click here.

If you have already used the material or are planning to, we’d love to hear from you. Click here to add your details to our list of schools and churches that have hosted performances of The Adventures of the J Team. And if you have any further questions about how to perform the drama episodes or how to use the material within the book, click here to contact us.

“Just brilliant. A refreshing, dynamic opportunity for children to reflect on their Christianity.” Carol Green, headteacher, Hart Plain Junior School, Waterlooville.

Lovable monster Wart (Angela Wilcox) worries J Team members Jane (Jude Salmon), Dudley and James (Fudge Fordyce) in The Adventures of the J Team

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