Bridport Arts Newsletter
Theatre Friday 14 September, 2018 8:00pm

Arena Theatre Burning Books

What should schools do when they are losing so many teachers?

A play that will ring true for every teacher in the country!” – National Union Teachers

On Teach First student Kat’s first day at Hurstville Community College, Nicky Morgan announces forced academistation for all state schools. Kat is ready for the picket line but her attempts to join the NUT are met with contempt by union stalwart Janine. The head teacher is invisible and the staff are more concerned about losing their staff room, disappearing books and a History teacher who hasn’t been seen for weeks.

A powerful and humorous look at an education system buckling under government cuts and targets. A story of protest and the teachers who choose to fight back.


Dinner & show offer

Enjoy an evening at Bridport Art Centre’s Pantry Restaurant.

*A pre Show Supper is available with this event* 

The menus will be published alongside the event two weeks before the show. Vegetarian options available.

There will be an option to add your supper to your cart when you book the event. 

£14.95 two course /£17.95 three course 


“Jess Green cares about education. It’s written all over her face and in every word of every poem she performs. She really cares – and that’s what makes it impossible to tear your eyes away from her.”

Broadway Baby

“Somehow Jess manages to be hard hitting in a way that's so subtle you don't realise until the bruises comes up”

Scroobius Pip

“It’s brilliant! I loved it!”

Josie Long

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