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Burning Books

  • Alphabetti Theatre Saint James' Boulevard Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4BN United Kingdom (map)

What should schools do when they are losing so many teachers?

On Teach First student Kat's first day at Hurstville Community College, Nicky Morgan announces forced academistation for all state schools. Kat is ready for the picket line but her attempts to join the NUT are met with contempt by union stalwart Janine. The head teacher is invisible and the staff are more concerned about losing their staff room, disappearing books and a History teacher who hasn't been seen for weeks.

A powerful and humorous look at an education system buckling under government cuts and targets. A story of protest and the teachers who choose to fight back.

"Brilliant. Her words have certainly struck a chord with teachers" – Huffington Post

"A play that will ring true for every teacher in the country!" – National Union Teachers

"Green as struck a chord with exhausted teachers up and down the county" - The Guardian

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Earlier Event: July 27
The Kagools
Later Event: September 20
Where We Began