pantsguys Productions, in association with New Theatre's The Spare Room, present an Australian premiere
by John Donnelly
Being a teacher means weekends.
It means thirteen week holidays.
It means a secure job in uncertain times.
But Zoe doesn’t want to have to rescue her students.
She doesn’t want to be called a slag.
She doesn’t want to sleep with the Head of Science.
And she doesn’t want to teach a group of kids how to do life.
Because that’s something Zoe’s not sure she knows how to do herself.
“Fast-paced and disturbing, it offers a wincingly plausible picture of life at the bottom of the educational heap.” The Guardian
“Decent teachers in rough schools should be awarded medals for courage in the face of terrible odds … this is the vision of hell on earth conjured up in this terrific play.” The Telegraph
“Punchy, appallingly funny.” The Independent
Acclaimed UK writer John Donnelly draws on his own experience working in schools to expose an education system in crisis. THE KNOWLEDGE is a shocking, revealing and darkly funny play that explores what happens when a young teacher goes off the rails in a failing school.
pantsguys Productions are the hot young things on Sydney's indie theatre scene and THE KNOWLEDGE is the much-anticipated follow-up to their critically acclaimed and sold out production of PUNK ROCK at atyp's Under The Wharf season in August.
Directed by Rebecca Martin
Producer Lara Rosenthal
Assistant Producer Sophie Boniface
Production Designer Antoinette Barbouttis
Assistant Production Designer Andrea Espinoza
Lighting Designer Chris Page
Sound Designer Marty Jamieson
Accent Coach Linda Nicols-Gidley
Production Photography Kathy Luu
John Benda, Silvina D'Alessandro, Barry French, Karli-Rae Grogan, Isaro Kayitesi, Brett Rogers, Benjamin Ross
10 October – 3 November 2012
Tuesday – Saturday 8pm, Sunday 5pm
New Theatre 542 King Street Newtown
Full $30, concession $25, previews $17,
Pay What You Can Tues $10min