Review: Teechers at Sheringham Little Theatre

Ryan Starling, Sarah Langton and Madeline Brolly in Teechers.

Ryan Starling, Sarah Langton and Madeline Brolly in Teechers. - Credit: Archant

This year's Summer Rep at Sheringham Little Theatre got off to a strong start after a convincing performance of John Godber's Teechers last night (Saturday).

Despite being written in 1984 it is still a popular comedy play with theatre-goers and director Warren Cathrine managed to bring it up-to-date with modern popular culture references and music.

The play is set in a modern comprehensive school and tells the story of three school leavers - Salty, Gail Saunders and Hobby - who perform to an audience an account of their time in secondary school.

What makes Teechers so fast-moving is the fact that the three actors - Ryan Starling, Madeline Brolly and Sarah Langton - have to play 20 other characters from the school.

It was a debut performance in the Sheringham Summer Rep for Mr Starling, 21, who grew up in North Walsham and has recently graduated from drama school.


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But to anyone who did not know that, he looked like a seasoned professional and put on a powerful performance of an idealistic drama teacher Jeff Nixon who struggles to teach in the school, which has a less than favourable reputation.

Miss Langton, a regular at Sheringham Summer Rep, moved into the different characters with ease, as did Miss Brolly - whose characterisation of the Doug the caretaker was a hit with the audience.

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All three actors kept the momentum of the play and complemented each other well.

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