The Lesson

Icarus Theatre
Running time 
75 minutes
Ticket prices 
£18.00 Full Price
£16.00 Concession
*subject to booking fees (except at theatre box office)
Age rating: 14+
Oct 2022 18 Tue 2:30pm (doors: 2:00pm)
Oct 2022 18 Tue 7:30pm (doors: 7:00pm)

"50s Absurdism meets 90s in-yer-faceapocalypticism." – Robert Shore, Time Out

At this darkcomedy's opening we find a mild-mannered, scatty-scholar teaching hisbright-eyed, bonne-élève student that 1+1=2. When the innocent pupil begins todisplease her tutor, the play delivers the scorpion sting in its tail as thepedagogue turns on her, becoming a bullying tyrant, a ferocious animal bent onher destruction.

The classroom setting becomes a verbal ballet where strength and brutalityslowly grind down and crush innocence and enthusiasm.

A brand-new Creative Captioning process supported by Arts Council England bringsthis play to D/deaf & Hard of Hearing audiences through projectionintegrated into set and lighting design, ensuring all performances areaccessible and captioning enhances the creative story for hearing audiences aswell.

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