Last week I caught up with Wandsworth-born Alex MacKeith whose debut play School Play has just launched at Southwark Playhouse. Set in a south London primary school, the play confronts what it means to be a school teacher in modern-day Britain. Speaking on the day of the play’s opening, Alex tells us about what drove him to put the education system on the stage, his view on the role of theatre in contemporary society and, of course, the best things about Wandsworth.

School Play is at Southwark Playhouse from 1st until 25th February 2017, for further information or to book visit here. Read my review here.

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