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9–12 November 2022

What happens in the staff room, stays in the staff room

Played by the fantastic Catherine McClements, Pat is a jaded, stalwart primary school teacher who isn’t afraid to voice her opinions: all kids are terrors, the school’s a zoo and her colleagues are nitwits. Enter Anna, played by Stephanie Somerville, who is bright-eyed, idealistic and just out of university. Anna’s going to change the world, one gold star at a time. As you might suspect, these two don’t quite see eye to eye. In a hilarious new black comedy from the brilliant mind of Angela Betzien, audiences will get a sneak peek into one of society’s biggest mysteries: the teachers’ staff room. STC Resident Director Jessica Arthur leads the cast, also featuring Ezra Juanta, Michelle Ny, and Nathan O’Keefe. This standout production will be a laugh-a-minute tribute to one of our noblest and most underappreciated professions and an irreverent jab at privatisation, bureaucracy and workplace culture. A mashup of The Office and Teachers, Chalkface is the rowdy tale of two teachers who must put their differences aside to stand up for what’s right – even if it means throwing out the rule book altogether.

Show details:

Synopsis

9–12 November 2022

What happens in the staff room, stays in the staff room

Played by the fantastic Catherine McClements, Pat is a jaded, stalwart primary school teacher who isn’t afraid to voice her opinions: all kids are terrors, the school’s a zoo and her colleagues are nitwits. Enter Anna, played by Stephanie Somerville, who is bright-eyed, idealistic and just out of university. Anna’s going to change the world, one gold star at a time.

As you might suspect, these two don’t quite see eye to eye. In a hilarious new black comedy from the brilliant mind of Angela Betzien, audiences will get a sneak peek into one of society’s biggest mysteries: the teachers’ staff room.

STC Resident Director Jessica Arthur leads the cast, also featuring Ezra Juanta, Michelle Ny, and Nathan O’Keefe. This standout production will be a laugh-a-minute tribute to one of our noblest and most underappreciated professions and an irreverent jab at privatisation, bureaucracy and workplace culture.

A mashup of The Office and Teachers, Chalkface is the rowdy tale of two teachers who must put their differences aside to stand up for what’s right – even if it means throwing out the rule book altogether.

Dates

Wednesday 9 November, 8pm

Thursday 10 November, 8pm

Friday 11 November, 8pm

Saturday 12 November, 2pm (Tactile Tour, Live Captioning & Audio Described) & 8pm

Details

PRESENTED BY:
Canberra Theatre Centre & Sydney Theatre Company

CATEGORY:
Theatre

DURATION:
TBC. Please note there is a lockout. Patrons will be admitted during a suitable break in the performance.

WARNINGS:
This performance contains coarse language, loud noises, strobe lighting and fog/haze effects.

SUIT CHILDREN?:
This performance is not suitable for children.

VENUE:
The Playhouse
SEATING PLAN
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Additional Information:
Concession prices not available for all shows. Where Concession prices are listed, proof of eligibility for Concession must be presented to Canberra Ticketing staff upon collection of tickets or full price may be charged. Eligible Concession may include Pensioner, Full Time Student, Seniors, Unemployed, Under 27 or Child (15 years and under) and are at the discretion of the show. Not all types of Concessions may apply for the show you have selected.

COVID-19 SAFETY

At Canberra Theatre Centre, your safety is our priority.

Seating

Our theatre will be operating at 100% capacity and our regular seating configuration is in place in the auditorium. You will be sitting next to other patrons in the theatre.

Please remain in your allocated seat during the performance.

What else are we doing to keep you safe?

We are taking every precaution to make theatre attendance safe, find out how here.

 

NEED TO KNOW

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