When the Falkirk pupils become the Teechers

The cast of the Falkirk High show
The cast of the Falkirk High show

Falkirk High School pupils can’t wait to take on the ‘Teechers’ this week.

The school show, which runs tonight and tomorrow, boosts a company of 70 youngsters who will be performing classic hits including ‘School’s Out for Summer’, ‘Under Pressure’ and ‘The Wall’ by Pink Floyd.

John Godber’s ‘Teechers’ 1984 script has been revised and modernised by the school’s drama teachers Laura McMenemy and Fizz Logie.

Three secondary school leavers – Gail, Salty and Hobby – perform to the audience an account of their last year at school, specifically their time with Mr Nixon, a young, idealistic drama teacher.

Although the play is a comedy, it deals with serious issues like bullying, first crushes, stressed-out teachers, grumpy janitors and worrying about what the future holds.

Performances will take place Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 p.m. Tickets, priced £6 for adults and £3 for concessions, are available now from the school office or on the door on the night.

The cast will also be putting on an exclusive performance for the visiting primary 7s from the associated primaries.