Article by Rachel Perrin of Knutsford Little Theatre
Knutsford Little Theatre is pleased to be performing John Godber’s Teechers, from 6th-9th November 2019.
This timeless piece will appeal to all ages, evoking memories for young and old of characters from their school days.
Although written in 1984, Knutsford Little Theatre’s interpretation is very much set in 2019, with contemporary shout outs to the current political climate and social media platforms.
Even though ‘Teechers’ is rich in comedy, it also references issues and struggles in education, especially within the arts.
This piece creates a unique view of a modern comprehensive school as seen through the eyes of three disillusioned Year 11 pupils.
They tell the story of their final year as a play they have created as a leaving gift for their inspirational drama teacher and bring the school to life!
Director Lucy Oliver said: “I have been in education for more than 20 years, many of those as a drama teacher and like John Godber, who previously was a drama teacher, I am hugely passionate about the benefits of drama and the arts in education, especially when it comes to young people’s mental health.
“This play is a testament to that sentiment and highlights the positives that Drama in education can bring.
“My talented, versatile cast have created and developed more than 20 fantastic characters that they can quickly swap between, making the play an energetic powerhouse of a show!”
Giles Robertson follows on from his debut performance in Confusions (as Salty), with welcome new additions Jennifer Haney as Hobby and Cheryl Chamberlain as Gail.
Tickets are still available at www.knutsfordlittletheatre.com
Tickets: £10 each, with Wednesdays being 2-for-1.