Education, Education, Education
Witness one of the most sought-after shows that took the Wardrobe Theatre in Bristol and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe by storm earlier this season! A brilliant play put together by the award-winning Wardrobe Ensemble, Education, Education, Education is a provocative and bold look at what goes on inside schools in Britain.
Why Watch Education, Education, Education
Following the wildly successful run of another education-themed play, Admissions, at Trafalgar Studios, Education, Education, Education is set to take audiences back to the glorious era of 1990s England. The show is a peek into the importance of education in a modern democratic context and comes at a time when progressive giants like America seem to be devolving into politicizing and undermining the value of education. At one of Britain’s well-known institutes, a sizable number of teachers have agreed to massive salary cuts of up to £7000 to keep their colleagues employed. Directed by Jesse Jones and Helena Middleton, the production is humorous and inventive while still managing to communicate its core ideas in a crystal clear fashion. It won the Scotsman Fringe First Award for its exquisite depiction of England in 1997 and the compelling message that it expounded through the plot.
The iPhone is still a few years away from hitting the market, Titanic has just bagged the Eurovision, Tony Blair is the new Prime Minister, and JK Rowling is still in the process of writing Harry Potter - it is May 1997 in England. Everything seems to be looking good for the UK, but the same cannot be said about the local secondary school. Tobias, the new German teacher, is greeted by an eccentric band of school teachers, including Miss Belltop-Doyle and Mr. Pashley, who are simply attempting to make it through the day unscathed. With all its Spice Girls, Teletubbies, and other nostalgic references, the show is certain to transport you right back to the United Kingdom in the late ’90s.
The Wardrobe Ensemble uses its singular style of irreverent humor and inventive theatricality to dissect education and responsibility at the dawn of Blair's Britain in 1997.
– Broadway World
Know Before You Go
The Trafalgar Studios has a seating capacity of 380.
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in West End.
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theatre is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.
This experience cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled.
You will receive an email with your voucher. You may display your voucher on your mobile phone. Please carry a valid photo ID for identification. It is recommended that you arrive at the theatre at least 30 minutes prior to the performance.
Trafalgar Studios, 14 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2DY