Roundtable discussion of Gotcha by Barrie Keeffe

10th March 2011

in 1970s Drama, Playwrights, Reviews and Roundtables

 

FOCUS ON GOTCHA

Post-show discussion about enduring lessons to be learned from Barrie Keeffe’s school rebellion drama of 1976, Gotcha, in which an aggrieved comprehensive school pupil holds three teachers hostage. Participants: the writer Barrie Keeffe; the veteran actor Phil Davis; the newcomer Jake Roche, who plays the central role of Kid; the director Poppy Burton-Morgan; and the critic Dominic Cavendish. Excerpt. Recorded at the Riverside Studios. Sound level variable.

There’s a lot wrong with the comprehensive experiment – it was never properly funded, it was never finished, the schools weren’t properly put together.

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