Teachers make their mark at Buxton Fringe

Two teachers share stories about their working lives and being playwrights in a spoken word offering at Buxton Fringe.

Thursday, 16th July 2020, 5:30 am
Dean Osgood and Molly Atkinson in Special Measures.
Dean Osgood and Molly Atkinson in Special Measures.

Dean Osgood is a secondary school drama teacher and Molly Atkinson is a primary teacher. The pair will be talking to an array of special guests during an hour-long special entitled Requires Improvement, available on all podcast platform.

This is one of two productions by Blackboard Theatre that the teachers are presenting at this year’s Fringe. The other is Special Measures which delves into what life is like for a teacher in 2020 and could help to explain why more teachers are leaving the profession than ever before. This read-through features stories and characters that you have to see to believe.

Today’s offerings at the Fringe include a new work about body image. Past stories, a time for confession and a way to resolve differences feature in the presentation Sticks and Stones by Breadface Theatre Company.

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For the full Fringe programme and more details, go to www.buxtonfringe.org.uk