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.

Audio Described | Open Captions | Relaxed | BSL Interpreted
Dates
Thu 19 May - Sat 11 June
Venue
The Heron, 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.

Audio Described | Open Captions | Relaxed | BSL Interpreted

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: TBC

Recommended Age: 12+

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

BSL Interpreted Performance - Tue 7 Jun 2022, 7.30pm

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Relaxed Performances
Relaxed performances are specifically designed to welcome people who will benefit from a more relaxed environment and include additional lighting and a friendly attitude to noise and movement in the auditorium. We can also offer some extra space if you need it, just let us know. If you have any concerns about special effects or show content please contact the Box Office.
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Touch Tours
Touch Tours are available 90 mins prior to the audio described show and last approx. 30 mins. Touch Tours allow blind and visually impaired patrons the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the set, costumes and props, ahead of the show. Places must be booked with the Box Office or when prompted during the online booking process.
Audio Description
Audio Description
Audio description provides information about the visual elements of a show. The Box Office provides infra-red headsets, upon request, and audio description is delivered live, in between dialogue.
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Captions
Theatre captions are similar to television subtitles and convert spoken word in to visible text that provides those who are Deaf, deafened or hard of hearing with access to live performances.

Open captions are displayed on screens at either side of the stage for all audience members to view.

Closed captions can be viewed on your mobile device via a FREE app. These captions are usually available for events that are not at the theatre and are site specific.
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British Sign Language (BSL)
British Sign Language (BSL) interpreted performances enable Deaf BSL users to understand the performance through the signs of an interpreter. The position of the BSL interpreter will usually be indicated on the seating plan.

Integrated BSL - performances with integrated BSL interpretation involve the interpreter being part of the action onstage.

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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
Wed 25 May
2:00PM
Wed 25 May
7:30PM
Thu 26 May
7:30PM
Fri 27 May
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
Access: BSL Interpreted * This is a BSL interpreted performance
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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