Teechers – Free Online Access for Schools
by John Godber
Directed by Adrian McDougall
With the kind permission of John Godber, our 2018 archive recording of Teechers is now available free of charge to schools while theatres remain closed as a result of COVID-19.
Relive Blackeyed Theatre’s highly-acclaimed production of John Godber’s classic comedy about life at a struggling academy for Mr Nixon, an unsuspecting new drama teacher. Featuring breathtaking ensemble performances and a bang-up-to-date soundtrack, 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.
Will Mr Nixon abandon his students for a green and pleasant Grammar 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?
Crammed full of unforgettable characters, political left-hooks and razor-sharp comedy, Teechers is more relevant today than ever, a modern classic with something vital to say about education for the ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’.
Recommended for age 11+
Running time: Approx 110 minutes (including interval)
Teachers interested in accessing this recording should email us from an official school email account. We will then reply to you with a link, which you can share with your students on the understanding it’s used for educational purposes. You may also want to download the education pack for the show.
Director – Adrian McDougall
Designer – Victoria Spearing
Costume Designer – Naomi Gibbs
Lighting Designer – Charlotte McClelland
Choreographer – Scott Jenkins
Fight Arranger – Rob Myles
Company Stage Manager – Maddie Whiffin