Class by Iseult Golden and David Horan

Duration: 1.5hrs approx. with no interval.

Part of the Barn’s 2020/2021 season

THE BARN THEATRE CLUB presents

CLASS

By Iseult Golden & David Horan
Directed by Coral Walton

21st – 24th January at 8pm – ‘LIVE’ online from The Barn Studio
(Sunday 24th at 5pm)

A heart-breaking but humorous exploration of failing education systems, prejudice and parent-teacher relationships

‘Intelligent and compelling… rivetingly escalates in tension, bringing resentments about educational authority figures, working-class alienation and gender differences to the fore…a valuable piece’..."
Daily Telegraph
☆★★★★

WARNING: Contains some adult themes and strong language ( find out more )

Brian and Donna’s son is nine years old and he’s struggling. That’s what his teacher says. That he should see a psychologist. But Brian and Donna – recently separated – never liked school, never liked teachers.

An explosive triple confrontation that is funny, heart-breaking and beautifully observed, Iseult Golden and David Horan’s Class is an award-winning play about learning difficulties: in school, in life, wherever.

After a sold-out run in the Dublin Theatre Festival 2017, the play transferred to the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, in January 2018 before playing at the Traverse Theatre as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2018.

Class won an Edinburgh Fringe First Award and was named Best Theatre Script at the 2018 ZeBBie Awards, awarded by the Writers Guild of Ireland.

CAST & CREATIVE TEAM

CAST

Brian & Jayden – Peter Bryans

Mr Ray McCafferty – Alex Ryde

Donna & Kayley – Tammy Wall

CREATIVE TEAM

Director – Coral Walton

Production Manager – Nigel Rive

Lighting – Clifton Hoyle

Technical Team – John Cook, John Cude, Tim Lee, Nigel Rive, James Rowles,  Rob Wallace…

 

Production PHOTOS

MEDIA & REVIEWS​

“A passionate 21st-century tragedy… an utterly credible, humorous yet heartbroken snapshot of a western culture in which, for some men, issues of gender, class and power can now form an utterly toxic mix of rage, resentment and desperation”

- The Scotsman

“Intelligent and compelling… rivetingly escalates in tension, bringing resentments about educational authority figures, working-class alienation and gender differences to the fore… a valuable piece”

- Daily Telegraph

“Explores the uncertain territory where prejudice, damage and failed intentions collide”

- The Guardian

“A play that kicks against an exclusionary establishment in miniature: the school a microcosm of a middle-class order”

- WhatsOnStage

“Adeptly demonstrates the stakes that both teachers and parents can have in a child’s well-being and the stresses that teachers are placed under”

- The Stage

“An inspired look at society through the prism of a parent-teacher meeting”

- Sunday Times Ireland

WARNING: Contains some adult themes and strong language ( find out more )

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