God Bless The Child

Royal Court

God Bless The Child

12 Nov 2014 - 20 Dec 2014

N/A - £20.00

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3.6 out of 5.0
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When he was small and his parents told him if he was good he would get a sweet, the boy knew it was not true. Getting the sweet had nothing to do with being good.

'Badger Do Best' has landed, bringing with it a new world of rules and regulations. But the kids are fighting back. Tired of being guinea pigs in yet another government scheme, can the class of 4N bring down the education regime set to pacify them?

After years working in the classroom, Molly Davies imagines a mutiny of eight year olds.


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“Full marks to playwright Molly Davies, who pierces innumerable modern educationalist cliches. ”

Quentin Letts (Daily Mail)

“Royal Court boss Vicky Featherstone’s evident fascination with the creative potential of the under-tens”

Andrzej Lukowski (Time Out)

“New play about education is a gripping satire with a cast of bright eight-year-olds”

Arts Desk (other reviewers)

“New play about a primary school rebellion features an excellent cast of both grown-ups and kids”

The Stage (Other reviewers)

“There are plenty of amusingly, unnervingly plausible ideas in the”

Dominic Maxwell (The Times)

“A very funny, lively satire on imposed educational formulae that only at the end turns a bit too palpably preachy. ”

Michael Billington (The Guardian)

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