Fast paced fun of school comedy

Jacob Addley, Lucy Benson-Brown, Brad Clapson in Teechers ANL-150501-102037001
Jacob Addley, Lucy Benson-Brown, Brad Clapson in Teechers ANL-150501-102037001
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John Godber’s timeless comedy Teechers will be setting up its desks at Bury St Edmunds’ Theatre Royal next month as part of a 43-date tour.

This is a revival of Blackeyed Theatre’s highly-acclaimed 2013 production about life at a modern comprehensive for Mr Nixon, an unsuspecting new drama teacher.

Fast moving inventive and highly entertaining, Teechers brings to life an array of terrifying teachers and hopeless pupils through the unique eyes of Salty, Gail and Hobby; three Year 11 students about to leave school for good.

Combining high energy, break-neck comedy and breathtaking ensemble performances, Teechers is a modern classic with something vital to say about education for the ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’.

Director Adrian McDougall said, “I can promise a brilliant evening’s entertainment, lots of laughs as well as one or two genuinely touching moments.

“In the light of recent comments by ministers about the importance of arts and humanities subjects in schools, the messages in the play are more pertinent than ever.”

Adrian McDougall directs Jake Addley, Lucy Benson-Brown and Brad Clapson in a production choreographed by Scott Jenkins. The artistic team includes Victoria Spearing, Charlotte McClelland (lighting design) and Jenny Little (costume design).

Teechers, Theatre Royal

7.30pm February 5 &6, 2pm February 6

Tickets: £8.50 to £20.50; 01284 769505

It is also on at the Mumford Theatre, Cambridge, on February 3 and 4.