School season at the Bush

New play the Knowledge follows new teacher Zoe’s trials and tribulations at a failing comp

AS teaching standards continue to act as a political football little time is spent considering the lot of your average state-school teacher.

Cue The Knowledge, at the Bush Theatre, in Shepherd’s Bush, which aims to give a humorous but poignant insight into the trials of a young teacher in a failing school.

Written by John Donnelly, who has worked at primary and secondary schools across London and the South-East, expect the play to have a hint of the fabulous Channel 4 series, Teachers.

The blurb tells us being a teacher means weekends, thirteen week holidays and a secure job in uncertain times.

Sounds great, but newbe Zoe does not want to sleep with the Head of Science or teach the kids how to cope with life - something she is not sure she knows how to do herself.

The play is part of an education season at the Bush that includes debates and another play about free schools to be reviewed later in the month.

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The play runs from January 12 to February 19 at the Bush Theatre on Shepherd’s Bush Green.

Prices start at �15 and �7.50 concessions.

For more information and tickets visit or call the box office on 0208 743 5050