Teechers is a play by John Godber, written in 1984 and was published in 1985.
Three school leavers, Salty, Hobby and Gail Saunders perform to an audience an account of their time in secondary school (given the name ‘Whitewall’ for their performance), specifically their time with Mr Jeff Nixon, the new drama teacher who ignites their passion for the stage with his idealism and belief that all children should be treated equally. The children mention that the names of the characters have been changed: Mr Nixon’s real name is Mr Harrison, mentioned at the beginning. At the end of the play he leaves Whitewall High School to teach at St George’s, another school with much better teachers.
Jane Thornton recalls the cast of ‘Ocho’ to perform a new version of Teechers. Featuring original music and new characters.
Directed by; Jane Thornton
Performed by; Spotlight Scholarship Programme / Archbishop Sentamu Academy
Archbishop Sentamu Academy
1 Bilton Grove
Monday 16 – Thursday 19 July