| 1989|| John Godber|
| Barry Wobschall, Miss Jackie Prime|
Up 'n' Under, Dracula, Not About Heroes, Daisy Pulls It Off, Absurd Person Singular
Teechers is a play by John Godber, written in 1984 and was published in 1985. It was first performed by the Hull Truck Theatre Company at the 1987 Edinburgh Festival starring Martin Barass as Salty, Gill Tompkins as Gail and Shirley Anne Selby as Hobby. It is a play within a play in which three students put on a performance to their teachers. Everything in the play is reduced to the bare essentials, with very little set and the three actors playing twenty other parts. However, Godber has said that it could also be performed with twenty different actors. Godber also specified the use of contemporary chart music to keep the play current. In 2010 a revival of the play was again performed at Hull Truck Theatre, before touring at other venues. The cast included Zoe Lister as Gail, Peter McMillan as Salty and Claire Eden as Hobby. The play was updated with modern references and modern music. It was recently performed at Settle College, an esteemed school similar to that outlined in the play.
Three school leavers, Salty, Hobby and Gail Saunders perform to an audience an account of their time in secondary school (given the name 'Whitewall' for their performance), specifically their time with Mr Jeff Nixon, the new drama teacher who ignites their passion for the stage with his idealism and belief that all children should be treated equally. The children mention that the names of the characters have been changed: Mr Nixon's real name is Mr Harrison, mentioned at the beginning. At the end of the play he leaves Whitewall High School to teach at St George's, another school with much better teachers.Lilian "Hobby" Hobson
Gail Saunders - The flirty one within the trio.
Salty - The fired soul, doesn't know what he'll do with his life after leaving school.
Mr Harrison - the drama teacher, socialist and idealistic, called Mr Nixon in the play.
Mrs Hudson - the headmistress, called Mrs Parry in the play.
Ms Maureen Whitham - A fussy and hopeless teacher, desperate to leave
Doug - The caretaker, a miserable old man, he hates kids and drama
Ms Jones - A moaner, rather fat, someone who wants to leave but no-one will employ her
Mr Dean "Deanie" - A teacher who thinks all the kids love him, a bad dancer
Bobby "Oggy" Moxon - The *** of the school, looks much older than he actually is, the school bully in a modern age
Peter "Pete" Saxon - A large, frightening youth with tattoos, appears foolish
Mr Fisher - Head of PE
Barry Wobschall - A small boy who never brings his PE kit
Simon "Piggy" Patterson - A boy who is always telling on others, he always runs to his lessons. There is a standing joke in the play, with teachers repeatedly shouting, "Stop running, Simon Patterson!"
Ron - A boy who never does PE
Mr Hatton - Helps with the youth club dance
Dennis - Oggy's side-kick
Jeff "Niko" Nixon / Oliver Edward Stanley Noah Kirtley Harold Smith - New drama teacher, young and casual
Mrs Cordelia Parry - The Head Mistress, large and loud, a real eccentric
Mr Derek Basford - The Deputy Head, a typical child hater, a nasty piece of work
Miss Jackie Prime (later Short) - Dolly bird of a PE mistress
Mrs Coates - Head Mistress at Saint George's
Mrs Clifton - Head of Governors at Saint George's