Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Teechers (theatre)

John Godber's play Teechers was originally performed by the Hull Truck Theatre Company in 1987 when it was refreshingly different and radical, but, perhaps sadly, its themes and observations are still relevant today, over a quarter of a century later and despite many changes in the British education system. Godber was a former drama teacher so very much on his home ground for this play. 

Teechers only has a cast of three who between them morph into twenty different characters so it's quite a feat for any actor. There's a nice review of the current tour in the Spenborough Guardian which I believe has the same cast as will appear in Eastbourne: Frances Wood, Laura Bryers and James Dryden.

Join Gail, Hobby and Salty, three fifth form (Year 11) students who, through their end of term play, tell the hilarious story of an idealistic new drama teacher in his perilous first days inside a local comprehensive school.

Devonshire Park Theatre, Mon 11th to Wed 13th Nov, 19:45.
Wed matinee, 14:30.
Tickets various prices, available online, by calling 01323 412000, or in person at the Box Office and Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre.

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