Skyvers is an unflinchingly honest study of life in a London secondary school where a gang of unruly 15-year-olds are on the verge of quitting without any qualifications. A couple have work lined up: one in the docks, another with a printing firm. Brook, the school bully, seems destined for a life of petty crime and the one boy with aspirations, Cragge, has to battle against both his peers and a punitive system.

Original production

Opening night: 
Original Cast:
David Hemmings Cragge
Philip Martin Brook
Nicholas Edmett Colman
John Hall Adams
Lance Kaufman Jordan
Bernard Kay Freeman
John Woodnutt Webster
Dallas Cavell Headmaster
Chloe Ashcroft Helen
Annette Robertson Sylvia
Production Team:
Ann (1927-) Jellicoe Director
Jocelyn Herbert Designer
Suzanne Glannister Designer


Union Catalogue

Link Series Reference Archive Info
Photographs THM/273/6/1/474
Press reviews THM/273/7/2/115 English Stage Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Press reviews THM/273/7/2/121 English Stage Company at V&A Theatre Collection