Flirty and feisty classroom comedy debuts at Swindon theatre

By Tyler Ody - 4 September 2019

Arts and Culture

John Godber has produced a raucous comedy which entails the perilous first days of a rough local comprehensive school. This autumn the razor-sharp comedy will poke fun at the education system at Swindon Arts Centre.

Teechers is directed by Harry Blumenau, with Charlotte Bateup as Assistant Director. It is produced by Nick Wyschna and Charlotte Bateup for Guildford Fringe Theatre Company. 

Following a successful run at Guildford Fringe, the professional production will tour to Swindon Arts Centre on 10 September at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. 

Flirty, feisty and very funny, join fifth form students Gail, Hobby and Salty who, through their end-of-term play, tell the hilarious story of an idealistic new drama teacher during his perilous first days inside a rough local comprehensive school. Staffroom politics, recalcitrant classes and obstructive caretakers are exposed in this fast-moving, evoking the trials and tribulations of life in a modern school – for teachers and teenagers alike. 

“We treat you like young adults and we expect you to behave accordingly.” The new academic year means it is time to head back to school as Guildford Fringe Theatre Company presents a raucous production of John Godber’s razor-sharp comedy Teechers this autumn. 

Elle Banstead-Salim and Sam Stay return to the roles of Hobby and Salty respectively, whilst Dannie Harris joins the cast, making her professional debut as Gail. 

entails in Will Mr Nixon be worn down and escape to the soothing academic retreat, St George’s? Is sharing tea with Miss Prime a forlorn fantasy? Will Mrs Parry ever find her Koko? And will Simon Patterson ever stop running? Populated with fascinating characters, this acerbic social comedy scrutinises the education system to hilarious effect. 

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