John Godber’s comedy Teechers is revived in a Gala Theatre Durham production in the York Theatre Royal Studio from 21st May to 1st June this year. The show is, unsurprisingly, about teachers – particularly following a brand new teacher in his first days of a local comprehensive school. It brings to life school bullies, Headmistresses and school leavers in a hilarious show that takes you right back to your own school days.
Director Tom Wright, whose mother was a drama teacher in York before she retired, says: “As I was growing up I got to watch the difference my mum made to young people’s lives. This was a school where the only potential employers who bothered to turn up to careers day were the Armed Forces and fast food chains. The world told these young people again and again that their lives didn’t matter, and there was my mother telling them that they did matter, and opening up a world of imagination and self-expression. Now more than ever before drama and the arts in general are under attack in the state education system. This play is all about that; valuing each student and giving the gift of imagination, in a way which is playful and frequently hilarious.”
The cast is played by Sarah Boulter, Louis Roberts and Mahsa Hammat Bahary – three great actors with a wide range of experience between them – the show is definitely in good hands!
Don’t miss the show when it comes to York Theatre Royal Studio from 21st May to 1st June, visit the website for all the info!