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Skyvers

By Barry Reckord

Year staged: 1963

Opening night: 23/07/1963

Theatre Company: English Stage Company

Staged in: Royal Court Theatre

Cast Size: 10

Synopsis

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.

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Skyvers

Publisher: Penguin Books

Year published: 1966

Original Cast

Chloe Ashcroft

Helen

Philip Martin

Brook

Annette Robertson

Sylvia

Nicholas Edmett

Colman

Dallas Cavell

Headmaster

John Hall

Adams

Bernard Kay

Freeman

John Woodnutt

Webster

Lance Kaufman

Jordan

David Hemmings

Cragge

Production Team

Jocelyn Herbert

Designer

Ann Jellicoe

Director

Suzanne Glannister

Designer

Additional Materials

Link to Photographs

Photographs

Ref: THM/273/6/1/474

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Press Reviews

Ref: THM/273/7/2/115

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Press Reviews

Ref: THM/273/7/2/121

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