Bad Teacher

Bad Teacher is a surreal dark comedy about the trials and tribulations a 20-something female teacher faces in a Sixth Form College.

This one-woman show, inspired by real life experiences, will confront audiences with eye opening truths about gender politics, mental health, and the outrageous expectations that our current educational system sets for students and teachers alike.

£2,230.00
raised of £4,000.00 goal
10 Days left
15 Backers
Genre
Comedy
Scope
Feature
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Distribution & exhibition
Campaign type
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    Bad Teacher

    Genre
    Comedy
    Seeking funding for
    Distribution & exhibition
    Scope
    Feature
    Campaign type
    Flexible Funding

    Written and performed by Erin Holland and directed by Grace O'Keefe, The Queens of Cups draw upon their years as teachers in Bad Teacher, a surreal dark comedy about the trials and tribulations a 20-something female teacher faces in the British education system. 

    This one-woman show, inspired by real life experiences, will confront audiences with eye opening truths about gender politics, mental health, and the outrageous expectations that our current educational system sets for students and teachers alike. Evie, the titular teacher, takes audiences with her as she battles through the school day, culminating in Parents Evening. 

    The show incorporates satire, poetry, and the thumping beats of “hardcore drum and bass”. This groundbreaking script is unabashedly funny, unflinchingly realistic, and unashamedly female.

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    Grace O'Keefe and Erin Holland met at Royal Holloway while Grace was completing her MA in Directing and Erin was completing her MA in Playwriting. They quickly bonded over their shared Irish heritage, their past experiences as teachers, and their passion for women in comedy. The Queens of Cups are committed to elevating new and emerging voices, particularly during this difficult time for the theatre industry. They are establishing a matriarchal theatre practice within their dramaturgy.

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    Last August, we debuted Bad Teacher at Camden Fringe, with a limited run of four shows at Etcetera. The response was overwhelming! We sold out, received a four-star review from London Pub Theatres, a five-star review from North West End AND were nominated for an OffFest Award. Not bad for a four show run!

     

    But this is only the beginning...

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    We secured a spot at Underbelly (aka where Fleabag and Six the Musical began their theatrical journeys) for Edinburgh Fringe 2020 way back in the before times. Two years on, we are more excited than ever to finally bring this amazing show to EdFringe.

    We are ecstatic to be finally performing at our favourite Fringe Venue in August of 2022, but Edinburgh Fringe is expensive. That's why we need your help!

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    We're cutting costs as much as we can, but our budget for a full run in Edinburgh will be over £4k minimum! We see a really bright future for Bad Teacher. We think it has the potential to have a life far beyond our EdFringe run as a tour, a West End show or even a television series. Any help you provide now will mean the world to us as the first step in our journey.

    Thank you so much for checking out our page!

    Grace and Erin

    aka The Queens of Cups

    xxxxxx

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    £2,230.00
    raised of £4,000.00 goal
    10 Days left
    15 Backers

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    Special Thanks on Social Media
    £5.00
    Virtual Lesson

    Get access to an *exclusive* theatrical experience in the comfort of your own home (or wherever you'd like), straight from Evie's classroom.

    £10.00
    Get your Bad Teacher Tote Bag

    Shipping is included!

    £15.00
    Get your Bad Teacher T-Shirt

    We'll contact you to get your size.

    Shipping is included!

    £25.00
    Upgraded Ticket

    Get a ticket to our Edinburgh show or one of our London Previews (Dates TBA).

    You'll get special access to the "Faculty Room" including snacks, a signed poster, and get to meet the team.

    £30.00
    Special Thanks in our Programme

    You'll get a shout out on our social media, our website and our programme AND you are entitled to one V.I.P. Faculty Member ticket (details above) AND a piece of merch of your choosing.

    £50.00
    Head of Department

    You'll get a shout out on our social media, our website and our programme AND you are entitled to two V.I.P. Faculty Member tickets (details above) AND a piece of merch of your choosing.

    £100.00
    Head Teacher

    You'll get a shout out on our social media, our website and our programme AND you are entitled to four V.I.P. Faculty Member tickets (details above) AND four pieces of merch of your choosing.

    £500.00
    Education Secretary

    You'll get a shout out on our social media, our website and our programme AND you are entitled to eight V.I.P. Faculty Member tickets (details above) AND the merch of your choosing.

    £1,000.00