Go see it right now! This site uses cookies. This concept renewed my confidence in myself as an educator and inspired me to look at my students in terms of their potential, not their present. Despite the humour, the underlying messages of the play- that drama is not seen as an important subject, and the unfair gap in quality between state and private schools ring through. First performed in , the play displays the timelessness of school and how people from many generations can associate with the comedy of the play. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: All this in theory should make me a perfect audience member for Hull Truck Theatre Company’s revival of John Godber’s drama, Teechers, a play within a play about a young drama teacher’s probationary period performed by the “pupils” of a special priority comprehensive school. The cast of this production establish some excellent theatrical conventions, which the audience obviously enjoyed.

It also had me reflect on how my teaching is received by students. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. The children mention that the names of the characters have been changed: You are commenting using your Facebook account. John Godber Company Director: This is comedy and tragedy rolled into one. Three actors played twenty three characters, at point passing characters between the actors.

Teechers is a play by John Godberwritten in and was published in This article needs additional citations for verification. However, Godber has teechees that it could also be performed with twenty different actors.

Review of John Godber’s Teechers

Godber also specified the use of contemporary chart music to keep the play current. Teechers Theatre Royal Wakefield Company: Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: This page was casr edited on 17 Januaryat In a revival of the play was again performed at Hull Truck Theatrebefore touring at other venues.


In certain places the play does seem rather dated- some of the slang language and film references would be lost on a younger audience, and it does feel a little sentimental at times. The theatre play Teechers is a production played by wakkefield actors.

E kit and the stereotypical teachers that seem to crop up in every school across the country. Teechers Review Thursday 13th March Cast: Retrieved from ” https: Written by Emma Vincent. Matthew Booth is good as Salty finding contrast in a production, which sometimes seems to play at only one level, both in performance and pace but is almost constantly big and fast throughout.

The relevance of this message still exists today, with ongoing arguments over the funding of subjects such as the arts. Nobody, however, wants to see a lecture and Teechers draws on some of those hilarious moments that those in charge of educating our young must witness on a daily basis — well, we all saw Educating Yorkshire.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Teechers is still a vibrant, punchy play very much relevant today, yet this production directed by John Godber, is not exceptional and falls a little short of its potential.

Review: Teechers, Wakefield Theatre Royal

Seemed to be the message. Three school leavers, Salty, Hobby and Gail Saunders perform to an audience an account of their time in secondary school given the name ‘Whitewall’ for their performancespecifically their time with Mr Jeff Nixon, the new drama teacher who ignites their passion for the stage with his idealism and belief that all children should be casr equally.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. All three had the audience laughing, frowning and empathising in agreementsome muttering the names of people in their schools when a particular scene played out. Therefore showing the reforms which have been made to the education system to include drama into the wwkefield and to show its importance for the students.


Jane Godber Set and Lighting Design by: As a teacher working in a school in a less wakefisld area, this production made me consider my attitude towards students and how Wakkefield engage with them. Three actors played twenty three characters, at point passing characters between the actors.

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Mr Nixon’s wakefiekd name is Mr Harrison, mentioned at the beginning. You could feel the anticipation and excitement building as we waited for the 7. A decade on, that energy remains — thanks to an intensely likeable performance from the three young cast members — but, as director, Chissick brings a more mature approach to the piece, drawing out the politics a little more.

So go do yourself a favour wskefield watch this hilarious show. John Godber Company Written and Directed by: The children mention that the names of the characters have been changed: Find out more about page archiving.

Viewed through the prism of his intense politics, he saw a system — and some individual teachers — failing its young charges.

Email required Address never made public. This may suggest the show would be hard to follow and very confusing, however the mannerisms, the characterisations and the habits of each character was consistent regardless who was playing them. The performance was fantastic! The production rattles along firing out witty jokes.