Education, Education, Education

2nd Aug 2017 - 27th Aug 2017

Queen Dome - Pleasance Dome


Parental guidance advised


Education, Education, Education is The Wardrobe Ensemble's love letter to the schools of the 90s and asks big questions about a country in special measures, exploring what we are taught and why, and where responsibility lies.

'Funny, true and a little bit heartbreaking' **** (Lyn Gardner, Guardian on 1972: The Future of Sex).

A Wardrobe Ensemble, Royal & Derngate Northampton and Shoreditch Town Hall co-production

It's May 1997. Tony Blair has won the election and Katrina and the Waves have won Eurovision. Channel 5 is a month old. No one knows who Harry Potter is. Britain is the coolest place in the world.

At the local secondary school it's a different story. Miss Belltop-Doyle can't control her year 9s, Mr Pashley has been put in charge of a confiscated tamagotchi and for some unknown reason Princess Anne is attending the Year 11 leavers assembly. Tobias, the German language assistant, watches on. Things can only get better.

After the success of 1972: The Future of Sex, The Wardrobe Ensemble return to the fringe, using their trademark inventive theatricality and irreverent humour to explore the stories that have shaped our recent political history, and to think about what the future might look like.


Open/closeReviews and Quotations

funny, true and a little bit heart-breaking
4 stars
Lyn Gardner, Guardian on 1972: The Future of Sex
the most exciting young company I've seen in quite some time
4 stars
Times on 1972: The Future of Sex

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