School drama comes to stage


The Playhouse Theatre in Northampton is staging a play all about school life starting on Tuesday.

Teechers, written by John Godber in 1984, is a play within a play in which three students put on a performance to their teachers.

Through their hilarious end-of-term play, three Year 11s exuberantly sketch the new drama teacher’s progress through two terms of unruly classes, cynical colleagues and obstructive caretakers.

Disillusioned, he departs for the safe waters of a private school, and leaves behind his students, whose youthful irreverence gives way to despair.

It was a reaction by John Godber to what he saw as the failings in the education system, He went on to write episodes of children’s drama Grange Hill.

The show runs from Tuesday, June 30, to Saturday, July 4. Doors will open at 7pm with performances starting at 7.45pm.

Tickets for the show cost between £6.50 and £8. For further information or to book tickets for the performances, phone the box office on 01604 627791 or visit