Terrible teachers and shocking students will be satirised in a Rishton school’s new play.
Norden High School is unveiling its latest production ‘Teechers’ by John Godber, a fast paced comedy set in a secondary school.
Youngsters have been rehearsing the piece for months and the play is full of visual comedy and music.
Teacher Michael Massey says student directors are leading the play and pupils have sourced and made all the props and costumes.
He said: “They’re absolutely mad about drama and they’ve come up with all the gags, it’s brilliant, I’ll be out of a job soon.
“It’s aimed at younger people so it’s really visual and there's loads of sound cues and miming and things like that.
“It makes fun of stereotypes of teachers and pupils so you've got the child-hating deputy head, the beautiful female PE teacher all the boys fancy and the weak teacher who can’t control the class and then you’ve got the school bully with the pupils.”
He added that the 28-strong cast has been practising the play since November and GCSE students are using it as preparation before they write their own play for their exam in March.
The show will be performed on Tuesday, February 12 and Wednesday, February 13 at the school. There will also be a matinee performance for local primary school children on the Tuesday. Tickets are £1.50 for children and £3 for adults and can be purchased by calling the school on 01254 885378.