Tue 20 Mar, 8:00pm | Tickets £12 (concessions £10.50) | Main Theatre | Age 15 +
A Wardrobe Ensemble, Royal & Derngate Northampton and Shoreditch Town Hall Co-Production
It's May 1997. Tony Blair has won the election and Katrina and the Waves have won Eurovision. Channel 5 is a month old. No one knows who Harry Potter is. Britain is the coolest place in the world.
At the local secondary school it's a different story. Miss Belltop-Doyle can't control her year 9s, Mr Pashley has been put in charge of a confiscated tamagotchi and for some unknown reason Princess Anne is attending the Year 11 leavers assembly. Tobias, the German language assistant, watches on. Things can only get better.
Education, Education, Education is The Wardrobe Ensemble's love letter to the schools of the 90s and asks big questions about a country in special measures, exploring what we are taught and why, and where responsibility lies.
The Wardrobe Ensemble (1972: The Future of Sex) use their trademark inventive theatricality and irreverent humour to explore the stories that have shaped our recent political history, and to think about what the future might look like.
Fringe First Winner 2017
A great mix of energy, chaos and passion
canny, slick work from a company that knows exactly what it is doing
Brilliantly handled...superbly drawn...I was riveted