CLASS

by Iseult Golden and David Horan
Iseult Golden and David Horan in association with the Abbey Theatre and Bush Theatre
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God. I hate classrooms. Give me the heebie jeebies. Even still.

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

So are they going to trust this one?

And should they?

CLASS is a “hugely entertaining” (Irish Times) and “emotionally explosive” (Mail on Sunday) confrontation over learning difficulties, love and entitlement. Side-splittingly funny and beautifully observed, with rave reviews, a sold-out run at the Abbey Theatre and a Fringe First Award from Edinburgh, CLASS is new Irish writing at its finest.

“An inspired look at society through the prism of a parent-teacher meeting”
The Sunday Times ★★★★★
“three terrific performances, two exceptional writers and directors, and one extraordinarily brilliant script”
The Arts Review ★★★★★
CLASS is supported by Culture Ireland.
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"An inspired look at society through the prism of a parent-teacher meeting"
The Sunday Times
"three terrific performances, two exceptional writers and directors, and one extraordinarily brilliant script"
The Arts Review
"Hugely entertaining and immaculately performed"
The Irish Times
"An emotionally explosive triple confrontation"
Mail on Sunday

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Cast

Will O’Connell
Playing: Mr. McCafferty. Will is a graduate of the Samuel Beckett Centre, Trinity College Dublin. He is Associate Artist with The Stomach Box theatre company and has performed in all their works to date, Amnon and Tamar, A Season in Hell and No Worst There Is None (Best Production 2009 Irish Times Theatre Awards.) Other recent theatre includes, Swansong (Kilkenny Arts Festival), Luck Just Kissed You Hello (HotForTheatre/GIAF/Dublin Theatre Festival), Mother You (Dublin Fringe/Louise White), Way to Heaven (Rough Magic Seeds), Peer Gynt (Rough Magic/Dublin Theatre Festival), Moment and Hue and Cry (Tall Tales), Caligula (Rough Magic Seeds/Dublin Theatre Festival), Macbeth, King Lear and Hamlet (Second Age), The Hairy Ape (Corcadorca), Life Is A Dream (Rough Magic) and Julius Caesar (Abbey Theatre).  Recent work for film and television includes Little Women (BBC/Playground), Detainment (Twelve Media), Out of Innocence (Defiant Films/Telegael), Red Rock (Element/TV3), Moonfleet (Sky), Game of Thrones (HBO) and Parked (Grand Pictures).
Sarah Morris
Playing: Donna & Kaylie. Sarah is a recent graduate of the Lir Academy. Theatre work includes: CLASS (Dublin Theatre Festival), Tina's Idea of Fun (Abbey Theatre), The Bells Of (Theatre Upstairs), Lady Play (Scene and Heard Festival) and King Lear (Second Age Theatre Company). Lir Academy productions include: Tarry Flynn, The Living Quarters and Pornography. Television work includes: Inspector Jury(Octagon Films for ZDF). Sarah is next to appear in The Lost O'Casey (Anú Productions/Abbey Theatre).
Stephen Jones
Playing: Brian & Jayden. Stephen is from Tallaght and is a graduate of University College Dublin. His theatre credits include: Ulysses (Abbey Theatre), DruidMurphy: Plays by Tom Murphy (Druid Theatre Company), Maz & Bricks (Fishamble), Dubliners (Corn Exchange) at the Dublin Theatre Festival, Alone it Stands (Verdant Productions), Stones in his Pockets (Pat Moylan/Jamie Wilson Productions), Are you there Garth? It’s me Margaret (Gaiety Theatre), the leading role of Keano in the hit comedy musical I Keano at the Olympia Theatre, This Lime Tree Bower (Eoin Kilkenny Productions), Danny and Chantelle: Still here (Red Bear), From Eden (Awake & Sing Productions). Film credits include: Dublin Oldschool (Warrior Films/Element Pictures), Between the Canals (Avalon Productions), King of the Travellers (Vico Films) and Scratch (Warrior Films). Television credits include: Love/Hate, Nowhere Fast, Amber, Pheasant Island and Damo & Ivor (all for RTÉ), Ripper Street (BBC), Into the Badlands (AMC), The Bloody Irish (PBS) and Red Rock (TV3/BBC) in the recurring leading role of gangster Francis ‘Laser’ Byrne.

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