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.

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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