Nancy's school daze

Hampshire Chronicle: Jennifer Hampton, as Stacey, Lizzie Harden as Maggie and Nancy Longland, as Kerrie, in Thick as a Brick Jennifer Hampton, as Stacey, Lizzie Harden as Maggie and Nancy Longland, as Kerrie, in Thick as a Brick

RAODS’ latest production at the Plaza, Romsey, has been a confusing challenge for cast member, Nancy Longland. Her real-life father, Nick, plays her on-stage headteacher and, to add to the confusion, her real-life teacher, Steve Cosier, is playing her best friend’s dad!

Nancy plays one of the three stroppy pupils given a chance to change their lives in John Godber’s school comedy, Thick as a Brick (April 8-12).

It’s set in Common Road High, where new drama teacher, Mary Clifford, faces an uphill task convincing staff and pupils of the importance of the arts – not least because she has a stammer! With an energetic score by John Pattison, singing and dancing, Thick as a Brick offers all-round entertainment laced with humour and some telling comments on the education system.

Tickets available online at plazatheatre.com, or from the Romsey Tourist Information Centre, on 01794 512987.

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