School Days Begin at Bush Theatre

Two topical plays start off the new season

 

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Joanne Froggatt

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The Bush Theatre begin 2011 with its Schools Season, consisting of two plays exploring the education system in Britain.

The first is The Knowledge by John Donnelly which examines what happens when a young teacher goes off the rails in a failing school. It will run from January 12 until February 19.

The second play, Little Platoons by Steve Waters, is a darkly comic look at the issue of free schools - a subect which is particularly topical with the West London Free School looking 99% certain to move into our borough this year.

Little Platoons will run from January 19 until February 19 and a response to this play, The Schools - a Response to Little Platoons will be performed after the evening shows on February 10, 11 and 12. The response has been produced in association with Toby Young, who is at the head of the group behind the West London Free School.

The Response is one of a series of post-show education events which includes discussions on whether there is a relationship between teachers and playwrights on January 25 and the effects of exclusion on January 31.

To find out more details and to book tickets for either play, or for both, visit the Bush Theatre. You can also call the box office on 020 8743 5060.

 

January 10, 2011