Written by John Godber
Directed by Adrian McDougall
Hilarious, high energy and full blooded, Teechers Leavers ‘22 brings to life an array of terrifying teachers and hopeless pupils through the eyes of Salty, Gail and Hobby; three Year 11 students facing a scary world, armed only with imagination and a joy of theatre.
It’s 2022 at Whitewall, a struggling academy that’s failed its Ofsted. The bell’s gone and they can’t afford a new one. The first fifteen have lost sixty-seven nil and the playing field needs levelling up. Sadly, Whitewall’s led by donkeys. So’s Whitehall, come to that. Enter Miss Nixon, a new drama teacher with fire in her belly, a lesson for the elite and a well ‘sick’ Tik Tok!
Will Miss Nixon abandon her students for a soothing private school? Who puts the bounce in Miss Prime, the PE teacher? Will Mrs Parry ever find her Koko? And why does everyone smell of spring onions?
Unplug, switch off and buckle up for the world premiere tour of Teechers Leavers ‘22, John Godber’s breath-taking, breakneck comedy about education for the ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’ and a generation left behind.
Recommended for age 11+
Contains strong language
Wednesday 29 March: 7.30pm
Thursday 30 March: 1pm, 7.30pm
21 and under: £12
Standard: £14.50 - £22
Darlington Hippodrome Parkgate Darlington DL1 1RR
Address: Darlington Hippodrome, Parkgate, Darlington, UK
Public Transport Directions
Travelling By Bus
The following services are available from the bus stops outside the theatre:
Service 2 - Branksome/Darlington Town Centre/Red Hall - Every 10 minutes, Monday to Saturday with a 30 minute evening service. A 30 minute Sunday service is also available. Last bus 23:29 (towards Cockerton) and 23:32 (towards Lingfield).
Service 3B - Darlington Town Centre/Hundens Lane/Fitzwilliam Drive - Every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday. No evening service or Sunday service.
Service 12/12A - Hurworth/Darlington/Morton Park/Middleton St G/Trees Park Village - Every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday. Sundays Darlington Town Centre to Morton Park every 60 minutes with no evening service. Last bus 19:31 (towards Durham Tees Valley Airport) and 19:22 going one stop to the town hall.
Service 13A/13B - Darlington Town Centre to Firthmoor - Every 5 minutes Monday to Saturday with 30 minute evening service. Sundays half hourly, 60 minute evening service. Last bus 23:53 toward Prebend Row.
Service 20 - Darlington Town Centre/Sadberge/Neasham - Operates three journeys on a Monday only.
A short walk into town (0.3 miles) presents an opportunity to access more bus services, with journeys to Stockton/Middlesbrough (X67, X66), Newton Aycliffe/Shildon/Bishop Auckland (5/5A), Spennymoor (8), Durham (7), Sunderland (x21), Barnard Castle (84/84A, X75/X76), Richmond (29) and (X26/X27) to Richmond and Catterick.
TRAVEL BY TRAIN
Darlington Hippodrome is a five minute walk from Darlington's train station. Darlington is a frequent stop on the East Coast mainline route as well as on local routes.
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