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Gotcha (Reading University Drama Society)

By | Published on Wednesday 21 August 2013

Three teachers, one kid, one motorbike; a hostage situation in a supply closet. The unstable kid wants something that can never be provided by the failing education system – a future that matters. The ingenious alteration of Barrie Keefe’s original male pupil to a female highlights the growing problem of female violence in schools. Megan Turnell plays the cynical and angry young woman outstandingly. We never learn her name, as none of the staff have any idea who she is. This is a dark, occasionally funny, play about our broken education system, and its effects on the poorest in society. This tense, powerful production is well worth seeing – just don’t expect a happy ending.

C nova, until 26 Aug, 12.05pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Isobel Steer]