Image: Above The Stag Theatre
"I am going to talk about homosexuality in my lesson Val.
Because you stand there saying that we aren't allowed to, when really … I think you don't like gay people."
The laugh-out-loud, thoughtful and inventive Next Lesson charts 18 years in the life of a fictional South London school.
In 1988, 14 year old Michael comes out as gay.
Later he returns as a teacher.
In the background: the notorious Section 28 of Thatcher's Local Government Act, which prohibited schools from "promoting homosexuality".
Next Lesson is Chris Woodley's much-praised play about being gay at school: male and female, staff and students.
It was first staged in a sell-out run at the Pleasance Theatre.
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London SE1 7TP
Performance days & times
Tuesday ‑ 7‑00pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑00pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑00pm
Friday ‑ 7‑00pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑00pm
Author: Chris Woodley
Director: Andrew Beckett