Teechers
Hull Truck Theatre & John Godber Company presents

Teechers Leavers '22

  • Written by John Godber
  • Directed by Mark Babych

As part of Hull Truck Theatre’s 50th anniversary celebrations, John Godber re-imagines his iconic play for the leavers of 2022.

Salty, Gail and Hobby are departing Whitewall College for uncertain futures in uncertain times. Burn out, pregnancies, stress, affairs, depression; no-one is exempt, from the students, and security staff, to the business-minded Principal. How much more can a system take?

In 1987 the teaching of drama in Comprehensive education was being marginalised in a system under pressure. In the same year Hull Truck Theatre produced Teechers which was to become the go-to play to attract young people to the theatre. Thirty-five years later, exam chaos, tech poverty, isolation, absenteeism and lost school hours have put the state system under more pressure than ever before.

Highly physical, hugely funny, deceptively radical, mixing dance and spoken word, Teechers Leavers ’22 is alive and in your face; back in Hull where it all started.

BSL Interpreted | Audio Described | Open Captions | Relaxed
Dates
Thu 19 May - Sat 11 June
Venue
Stage 1, Hull Truck Theatre
Drama Deal Tickets
£28.50 - £10
Concessions Available
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As part of Hull Truck Theatre’s 50th anniversary celebrations, John Godber re-imagines his iconic play for the leavers of 2022.

Salty, Gail and Hobby are departing Whitewall College for uncertain futures in uncertain times. Burn out, pregnancies, stress, affairs, depression; no-one is exempt, from the students, and security staff, to the business-minded Principal. How much more can a system take?

In 1987 the teaching of drama in Comprehensive education was being marginalised in a system under pressure. In the same year Hull Truck Theatre produced Teechers which was to become the go-to play to attract young people to the theatre. Thirty-five years later, exam chaos, tech poverty, isolation, absenteeism and lost school hours have put the state system under more pressure than ever before.

Highly physical, hugely funny, deceptively radical, mixing dance and spoken word, Teechers Leavers ’22 is alive and in your face; back in Hull where it all started.

BSL Interpreted | Audio Described | Open Captions | Relaxed

Event Details

Pay What You Can Performance: Thur 19 May 2022, 7.30pm

Socially Distanced Performance: Wed 8 Jun 2022, 7.30pm

Free Q&A for ticket holders after the EVENING performance on Wed 1 Jun 2022.

On Demand: If you would prefer to watch the show from home you can buy on demand tickets by CLICKING HERE.

 

Running Time: Approx. 2 hours (inc a break/interval)

Recommended Age: 12+

Warnings: This show contains flashing lights

BSL Interpreted Performance- Fri 27 May, 7.30pm

Touch Tour - Tue 31 May 2022, 6pm (places must be booked in advance with the Box Office or when prompted during the online booking process)

Audio Described Performance - Tue 31 May 2022, 7.30pm

Captioned Performance (Open) - Thur 2 Jun 2022, 7.30pm

Relaxed Performance - Sat 4 Jun 2022, 2pm

For more information about the above access performances, CLICK HERE to visit our access webpages.

Levi Payne Headshot COLOUR

Levi Payne | Salty
(he/him)

Martha Godber Headshot Colour

Martha Godber | Hobby
(she/her)

Purvi Parmar Headshot

Purvi Parmar | Gail
(she/her)

All other characters will also be played by Levi, Martha & Purvi 

Mark Babych | Director 

John Godber | Writer 

Olivia Barr | Casting Director 

Caitlin Mawhinney | Set Design 

Ben Pugh | Production Manager 

Jessie Addinall | LX Design 

Charlotte Bickley | Sound Design 

Freddie Garland | Movement Director 

Shona Wright | Company Stage Manager 

Jane Williamson | Deputy Stage Manager 

Laura Alexander Smith | Assistant Stage Manager 

 

Photography by Ian Hodgson

Photography by Ian Hodgson

Photography by Ian Hodgson

Photography by Ian Hodgson

Photography by Ian Hodgson

Photography by Ian Hodgson

Photography by Ian Hodgson

Photography by Ian Hodgson

Photography by Ian Hodgson

Photography by Ian Hodgson

Photography by Ian Hodgson

Photography by Ian Hodgson

Photography by Ian Hodgson

Photography by Ian Hodgson

Photography by Ian Hodgson

Photography by Ian Hodgson

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Thu 19 May
LOW AVAILABILITY
7:30PM
Fri 20 May
7:30PM
Sat 21 May
2:00PM
Sat 21 May
7:30PM
Tue 24 May
Guest Night - Invite Only
LOW AVAILABILITY
7:30PM
Wed 25 May
2:00PM
Wed 25 May
7:30PM
Thu 26 May
7:30PM
Fri 27 May
Access: BSL Interpreted * This is a BSL interpreted performance
7:30PM
Sat 28 May
2:00PM
Sat 28 May
7:30PM
Tue 31 May
Access: Audio Described * This is an Audio Described performance.
7:30PM
Wed 01 June
2:00PM
Wed 01 June
*Free Q&A for ticket holders after the show
7:30PM
Thu 02 June
Access: Open Captions * This performance has open captions
7:30PM
Fri 03 June
7:30PM
Sat 04 June
Access: Relaxed * This is a relaxed performance
2:00PM
Sat 04 June
7:30PM
Tue 07 June
7:30PM
Wed 08 June
2:00PM
Wed 08 June
* This is a socially distanced performance.
7:30PM
Thu 09 June
7:30PM
Fri 10 June
7:30PM
Sat 11 June
2:00PM
Sat 11 June
7:30PM

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