Mark Ravenhill’s previous work for the Royal Court includes Over There (& Schaubühne, Berlin), Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat and Shopping and Fucking.
“It will be the biggest send off any teacher has ever had. No teacher is as loved”
After 45 years as a dedicated teacher, Edward is looking forward to the imminent celebration to mark his retirement.
But his home is under siege. A mob of angry students have gathered. A brick has been thrown through the window, he and his wife haven’t left the house for six days, and now his estranged daughter has arrived with her own questions.
“Why would they attack the most popular teacher in the school?”
A deputy head’s historical deeds trouble his retirement in this tense drama starring Alun Armstrong, Nicola Walker and Maggie Steed
Mark Ravenhill’s new play is clever, witty and slyly provocative
Mark Ravenhill’s tense, slippery and superbly performed new play about corporal punishment
As the family conflict ebbs and flows, Ravenhill's characters take the time to meditate on the symbolism of the rod
Mark Ravenhill's accomplished but academic corporal-punishment drama
Tale of school beatings has a nightmarish concentration
This complex moral drama tackles a topical debate about remorse and retribution
A compelling new play by Mark Ravenhill is breathtakingly savage and, as our dread mounts, quite terrifying