Roundtable discussion of Gotcha by Barrie Keeffe

10th March 2011



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.