Plays Directory : Teechers

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    John Godber
  • Overview
    A LIGHT HEARTED COMEDY SET IN A BRITISH COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL IN THE MID EIGHTIES, JOHN GODBER’S TEECHERS LOOKS AT THE BRITISH EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM WITH A TWIST OF CONTROVERSY AND HUMOUR.
    USUALLY PLAYED ON STAGE BY THREE ACTORS WHO TAKE ON THE ROLE OF 20 CHARACTERS WITH NOTHING MORE THAN A TABLE AND CHAIR PROVIDING THE VARIOUS SETTINGS IN AND OUTSIDE A COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL HALL.
    ACTORS USE PLASTIC NOSES AND GLASSES AND WIGS TO HELP WITH THE CHARACTER DIFFERENTIATION. HOWEVER, WHEN THE PLAY IS PRODUCED WITH A LARGER CAST THEN THERE IS USUALLY A PROPORTIONAL INCREASE IN PROPS.
    TEECHERS REVOLVES AROUND MR NIXON, THE DRAMA TEACHER AND THREE OF HIS STUDENTS, SALTY, GAIL AND HOBBY. THE SCENES CENTRE ON MR NIXON’S DRAMA LESSONS WHICH EVENTUALLY LEAD TO A PERFORMANCE OF THE MIKADO.
    DURING THE MAYHEM AND TEENAGE ANGST THAT DEVELOPS THROUGHOUT THE PLAY, VARIOUS OTHER TEACHERS AND STUDENTS ENTER AND LEAVE PROVIDING MANY HILARIOUS MOMENTS OF CONFRONTATION AND ANXIETY.
    THE MANIC DRAMA LESSONS AND ALSO THE OTHER LESSONS THAT THE PUPILS SIT THROUGH WITH MUCH PROTEST, ULTIMATELY LEAD TO THE POINT THAT ONCE TALENT HAS BEEN TAPPED IN SCHOOL THE RESULT IS OFTEN STAGGERING.
    THE PLAY HIGHLIGHTS THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN STATE AND PRIVATE EDUCATION AND THE LACK OF EDUCATION FUNDING IN A SUBTLE MANNER, WHILST CONCENTRATING ON THE DIFFICULTIES FACING TEACHERS AND THE FUN AND FROLICS OF THE TEENAGE PUPILS.

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3 known characters

4 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Sarah Boulter
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York Theatre Royal / Gala Theatre Durham
Dannie Harris
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Churchill Theatre, Bromley
Elisha Duffy
Elisha Duffy
Actor
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wigan and Leigh College
Naomi Jones
Naomi Jones
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The Brook Theatre
Chloe Lawson
Chloe Lawson
Actor
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Yorkshire
Nicole Black
Nicole Black
Actor
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National Tour
Carrie Mcrae
Carrie Mcrae
Actor
2016, Gail
Charlotte Dunnico
2016, Gail
Arts Theatre
Amy Renée
Amy Renée
Actor
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Reading Room Theatre
Christine Lynn
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Theatres and schools around Europe
Jenny Pike
Jenny Pike
Actor
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West Walls theatre, Carlisle
Kirstie Brough
2014, Gail
tiggy bayley
tiggy bayley
Actor
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Samantha Rushton
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Nicole Black
Nicole Black
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Madeleine Brolly
2013, Gail
Sheringham Little Theatre
Anna Cooper
Anna Cooper
Actor
2013, Gail
Lisa Ralph
Lisa Ralph
Actor
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Kaz Luckins
Kaz Luckins
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Cassandra Jane Bond
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George VI Pub Chiswick

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