As The Wardrobe Ensemble prepare to officially open their 1997 hit Education Education Education at the West End’s Trafalgar Studios, the cast took to Trafalgar Square to recreate another iconic 1990s moment. Remember Friends in the fountain? Of course, you do!
It’s May 1997. Tony Blair has won the election and Katrina and the Waves have won Eurovision. Channel 5 is a month old. The iPhone doesn’t exist, no one knows who Harry Potter is, Titanic is on the shelves of every Blockbuster and we have just won Eurovision. 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 10s, Mr Pashley has been put in charge of a confiscated Tamagotchi and Miss Turner is hoping that this muck-up day goes smoother than the last. Tobias, the German language assistant, watches on. Things can only get better.
Education Education Education is The Wardrobe Ensemble’s love letter to the schools of the 1990s and is jam-packed with hits from bands including Oasis, Katrina and the Waves and The Spice Girls, plus references to the Teletubbies, jokes about Take That and the Macarena.
And, of course, what’s more 1990s than Friends…?
“I’ll be there for you”
The cast of Education Education Education includes (back, l-r) Tom England, Ben Vardy, Hanora Kamen, Emily Greenslade and (front), James Newton, Jesse Meadows and Tom Brennan.
Education Education Education runs from 31 May to 29 June 2019 at Trafalgar Studios 1, 14 Whitehall, London SW1A 2DY, with performances Mondays to Saturdays at 7.30pm, matinees on Thursdays and Saturdays at 2.30pm. Tickets are priced £25-45. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!