Next Lesson @ Above The Stag

Tue, 21st Aug, 2018 to Sat, 15th Sep, 2018

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“I am going to talk about homosexuality in my lesson Val. Because you stand there saying that we aren’t allowed to, when really… I think you don’t like gay people.”

The laugh-out-loud, thoughtful and inventive Next Lesson charts 18 years in the life of a fictional South London school.

In 1988, 14 year old Michael comes out as gay. Later he returns as a teacher. In the background: the notorious Section 28 of Thatcher’s Local Government Act, which prohibited schools from “promoting homosexuality”.

Next Lesson is Chris Woodley’s much-praised play about being gay at school: male and female, staff and students. It was first staged in a sell-out run at the Pleasance Theatre. Enjoy Andrew Beckett’s brand new production.

 

14 Aug 2018
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