John Godber currently stands as the third most performed playwright in the UK just behind William Shakespeare and and Alan Ayckbourn.

Now an adaption of one of his most recognised plays will be performed in Harrow, Teechers.

John is known for his observational comedies. In 2005 he won two BAFTAs for Odd Squad, written and directed on location in Hull and screened by BBC children’s television. His plays are performed across the world, Bouncers (1977) being the most popular.

On Wednesday, March 7 at 7.30pm the Harrow Arts Centre will welcome Blackeyed Theatre to the stage with their adaption of his timeless comedy.

Join Gail, Hobby and Salty, three fifth form students who, through their end of term play, tell the hilarious story of an idealistic new teacher in his perilous first days inside a local comprehensive school.

Taking place in the mid-1980s, Teechers is jam packed with controversy, political left-hooks, unforgettable characters and razor-sharpe comedy taking a not so subtle dig at the British educational system.

Featuring breathtaking ensemble performances and a bang-up-to-date soundtrack, Teechers brings to life an array of terrifying teachers and hopeless pupils through the unique eyes of Salty, Gail and Hobby; three Year 11 students about to leave school for good.

Will Mr Nixon abandon his students for a green and pleasant Grammar school? Who puts the bounce in Miss Prime, the PE teacher? Will Mrs Parry ever find her Koko? And why does everyone smell of spring onions?

Crammed full of unforgettable characters, political left-hooks and razor-sharp comedy, Teechers is more relevant today than ever, a modern classic with something vital to say about education for the ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’.

The show has previously toured on two occasions and has received overwhelming praise. The Stage calls the production simply “Hilarious” and comments that Blackeyed Theatre are “One of the most innovative, audacious companies working in contemporary English Theatre”.

Harrow Arts Centre, 171 Uxbridge Road, Hatch End, HA5 4EA. Details: 020 3773 7161