Sneak a peek behind the scenes, and rewind the clock to the 1990s, with The Wardrobe Ensemble as they prepare for the West End premiere of their multi-award-winning devised hit Education Education Education. Time to get booking!
The co-production with Royal & Derngate, Northampton and Shoreditch Town Hall, transfers to the West End’s Trafalgar Studios 1 for one month only from 31 May to 29 June 2019, with a post-show Q&A chaired by Mate Terri Paddock on Monday 3 June and a press night on 5 June.
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.
The cast includes Tom Brennan (Paul McIntyre), Ben Vardy (Tim Pashley), Jesse Meadows (Susan Belltop-Doyle), Emily Greenslade (Emily Greenslade), James Newton (Tobias) and Tom England (Hugh Mills). Photography by James Bullimore.
Previous production shots
Education Education Education is a co-production between The Wardrobe Ensemble, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, and Shoreditch Town Hall, presented in the West End by Trafalgar Theatre Productions and Eilene Davidson.
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!