THE cast and crew of our fast-approaching Sixth Form production – ‘Education Education Education‘ – came together for an intensive 7-hour rehearsal and first run of the show on March 1st – and were joined by the co-director of the original production, Helena Middleton!
Nick Huntington, Director of Drama and Theatre at King’s Ely, said: “Helena was able to give some incredible advice about characterisation, playing comedy and quick fire dialogue. The show is shaping up to be a riotous night out, so don’t forget to book your free tickets!”
Education Education Education is a brilliantly funny play about British schools in the 1990’s, exploring what we are taught and why, and will be performed by King’s Company’s Sixth Form students on Wednesday 18th March and Thursday 19th March.
The play is set in a run-down British secondary school, Wordsworth Comprehensive in 1997, just after the election that saw Tony Blair become Prime Minister. Tobias, a new German placement assisting with foreign languages, watches on as assorted members of the teaching staff struggle to deal with the demands of their job, their unruly students and their various personal issues.
With the nation riding the wave of New Labour’s exhilarating success, Wordsworth Comprehensive continues its remorseless slide into chaos.
The evening will begin with GCSE Drama extracts in readiness for the Year 11 practical examination, with pieces from the National Theatre Connections plays. This will be followed by Education Education Education.
The performances start at 7pm on both evenings and tickets are free. There is a 12+ age guidance.
Reserve your tickets sooner rather than later via the King’s Ely Box Office: https://bit.ly/32kglFF