This short play, by teacher/playwright Sue Russell, was written as a 'thank you' to all the world's teachers. With the addition of music and humor, it identifies what makes a good teacher and why this is such an amazing profession to be in.
I always found the inclusion of music gave a great lift to the performance but it can easily be left out if preferred. The music I have chosen for this plays is as follows:
1. Another Brick in the Wall - Pink Floyd. The play starts with children singing 'We don't need no education' in very down-beat mode.
2. Substitute - The Who. The mood is changed quite dramatically by the appearance of Miss Scarlett - a 'sub' with a difference!
3. Teacher I Need You - Elton John. The play ends on a euphoric note, the children having realised how lucky they are to have the teacher they have! This last song is optional - the last verses are not appropriate, but I think the first two are fun and fine - but inclusion can be left to discretion of teacher (real one!) This play is one of a set I am now writing on 'One off' plays ie non-curriculum. To see what else I have written visit my website www.plays-r-ussell.com I offer a 'write on demand' service and am always happy to receive requests and/or feedback. Enjoy!