Preview: Blackeyed Theatre presents Teechers Leavers ’22

Blackeyed Theatre have refreshed John Godbers Teechers to reflect the challenges that the education system and it is coming to Hexham and Darlington.

It’s 2022 at Whitewall, a struggling academy that’s failed its Ofsted. The bell’s gone and they can’t afford a new one. The first fifteen have lost sixty-seven nil and it’s not just the playing field that needs levelling up. Sadly, Whitewall’s led by donkeys. So’s Whitehall, come to that. Enter Miss Nixon, a new drama teacher with fire in her belly, a lesson for the elite and a well ‘sick’ Tik Tok!

Will Miss Nixon abandon her students for a soothing private school? Who puts the bounce in Miss Prime, the PE teacher? Will Mrs Parry ever find her Koko? And why does everyone smell of spring onions?

Unplug, switch off and buckle up for the world premiere tour of Teechers Leavers ‘22, John Godber’s breath-taking, breakneck comedy about education for the ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’ and a generation left behind.

John Godber, writer said: This refashioned version of Teechers Leavers ’22 tries to take into account the embattled nature of state education during and post Covid 19. It still retains its comic elements, but I think the play is stronger, if darker, as it describes a school system which pushes arts subjects to the fringes.

Blackeyed Theatre is one of the UK’s leading touring theatre companies, with over eighteen years’ experience of bringing exciting, high quality work to over a hundred towns and cities across the UK, from Eastbourne to Dundee.

Adrian McDougall, director said “It’s scathing in its attack on a flawed, two-tier education system but at the same time inspiring in its celebration of the power of imagination and creativity. And what John’s done with this updated version of the script is just brilliant. It’s weightier without losing its comic irreverence. Together with our brilliant cast and artistic team, we’ll try our best to do it justice!”

Teechers Leavers ’22 will be coming to Queens Hall ,Hexham and Hippodrome, Darlington in March 2023.

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