Review: Education, Education, Education, Trafalgar Studios - riotous, funny, occasionally chaotic but not just nostalgia
Riotous in tone, occasionally chaotic but with an inventive playfulness Education, Education, Education successfully captures the optimism of the time but it isn't just nostalgia.
It's 1997 the day after the General Election. Tony Blair has just swept Labour to victory, the UK won the Eurovision (remember that) and Britpop is riding high.
There is a feeling of optimism and pride in the country. I remember it well.
At Wordsworth Comprehensive, where the textbooks are 15 years old, the teachers feel it too, election promises of extra funding - Blair's mantra of Education, Education, Education - has got some of them in a bit of a giddy mood.
End of term atmosphere
Year 11 are feeling giddy too. It is the last day before they start revision leave but with exams feeling a long way off the atmosphere is more end of term.
Staff room politics over teaching styles and levels of discipline are set to clash with teenage exuberance just as parents are due to arrive for the leavers' assembly.