Saddleworth Players launch 2017 with entertaining ‘Teechers’ in Delph

SADDLEWORTH PLAYERS are thrilled to be performing John Godber’s ‘Teechers’ as their first production in 2017 at the Millgate Arts Centre, Delph.

Fast-moving and highly entertaining, ‘Teechers’ evokes life at a ‘special priority’ comprehensive ‘sink’ school in the 1980s.

Using the format of an end-of-term play, the new drama teacher’s progress through two terms of recalcitrant classes, cynical colleagues and obstructive caretakers is reviewed.

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Jason Sharp, Elizabeth Travis and Helen Dawson. (Photograph by Verity Mann, Saddleworth Players)

Disillusioned, he departs for a safer private school, but not before making his mark on three classmates whose interest in drama has been ignited.

Together these three, played by accomplished actors Helen Dawson, Liz Travis and Jason Sharp, perform their farewell play with energy and dedication, capturing the essence of everyone from head teacher to school bully with perception and pathos.

‘Teechers’ is not just a hilarious romp from gymnasium to bike shed, it shines a light on the low aspiration culture where under-achievement was the norm.

Laugh-at-loud funny it’ll make you revisit your own school days with nostalgia and be thankful you didn’t go to Whitewall High School in 1982!

Saddleworth Players will be performing ‘Teechers’ at the Millgate Arts Centre, Delph from January 26 – February 4.

Tickets can be purchased on-line, from the box office at Saddleworth Players: 01457 874644 (Tuesdays 2pm – 5pm, Wednesday & Thursday 2pm – 7pm and Fridays & Saturdays 9:30am – 1pm), from Delph Library, or contact Saddleworth Players via their website.

 

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