King’s Lynn Players support charity efforts with next production

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King’s Lynn Players have been hard at work rehearsing for their next production which they will perform next weekend at Springwood High School to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Fund.

The group will be performing a studio production of Teechers, by John Godber, in honour of one of their Young Players, Millie Barsby-Laws, who suffers from the condition.

The fast-moving comedy is set in a high school, and appropriately is to be performed in the drama studio at Springwood High School, on January 31 and February 1.

This witty and fast-paced production takes a wry look at our education system, telling the story of three students and their trials and tribulations in class and in life.

The play concentrates on their experiences in the drama class and on the drama teacher, Mr Nixon, exploring his struggles with pupils and staff during his tenure at the school.

Carol Beveridge, director and chairman of the King’s Lynn Players, said: “Working on this production has brought back many memories of my time in teaching particularly in the sixties and seventies. However, the play is still very relevant today!”

Teechers gives a subtle comment on the state vs. private education divide, but its main focus is on the intense difficulties facing teachers and the exuberance of being a teenager.

All these issues are handled in a light-hearted fashion with great hilarity and comedic wit, but be warned it does contain strong language.

This venture is part of the KLP Drama Club programme where members learn stagecraft and improve acting skills by getting a chance to perform in front of an audience. In this production, they are joined by some of the most experienced actors in the society, promising a performance to remember.

Tickets for Teechers cost £5 and are available from Carol Beveridge on 01553 674124.

Carol said: “Hot on the heels of this production we have Blackadder Goes Forth coming to the King’s Lynn Arts Centre on March 13-15, which is supporting the Middleton branch of the Royal British Legion, to commemorate 100 years since the start of the First World War.

“With this in mind we are hosting a 1940s Sweethearts Dance with entertainment from DJ Texan Tommy. Tickets are already selling fast for this fabulous evening which is sure to take everyone on a trip back in time.”

The 1940s Sweethearts Dance will be held at Middleton Village Hall on Saturday, February 15. Tickets cost £10, which includes entertainment, dancing with instruction and nibbles. To book places, call 07887 731248.

Blackadder Goes Forth tickets are also on sale now, contact the Corn Exchange Box Office on 01553 764864 to book your seat.