Classic Godber play comes to Guildhall

Teechers'Photo by Alex Harvey-Brown
Teechers'Photo by Alex Harvey-Brown

Blackeyed Theatre, in association with South Hill Park, will be presenting the comic play Teechers, by John Godber, at Derby’s Guildhall Theatre on June 11-12.

Fast-moving, inventive and highly entertaining, Teechers is John Godber’s brilliant take on life at a modern comprehensive school, looking at life for both the staff and pupils there.

Through their hilarious end-of-term play, three Year 11 students sketch the new drama teacher’s progress through two terms of unruly classes, cynical colleagues and obstructive caretakers.

Disillusioned, he departs for the safe waters of a private school, and leaves behind his students, whose youthful irreverence gives way to despair.

Brought to the stage by highly acclaimed Blackeyed Theatre with high energy, break-neck comedy and breathtaking ensemble performances, Teechers is a modern classic with something vital to say about education for both the ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’.

Director Adrian McDougall said: “I can promise audiences a brilliant evening’s entertainment, lots of laughs as well as one or two genuinely touching moments.”

He continued: “Young or old, I think audiences will recognise some if not all the characters in the play from their own school days.”

Blackeyed Theatre, based in Berkshire, is a nationally-renowned producer of high-quality theatre.

Tickets to see the performances of Teechers at the Guildhall Theatre in Derby are priced at £14.25, concessions £12.25 and can be purchased at the Derby LIVE box office on 01332 255800 or alternatively by going online at

The play is considered suitable for those aged 12 years and over.

For more information on Teechers, visit