When Mrs Kay’s ‘Progress Class’ are set free on a coach trip to Skegness, they can hardly believe their luck… until killjoy Deputy Head Mr Briggs gets on board.
Stopping off at the café, the zoo, the beach and the funfair, the children take advantage of the numerous opportunities to bicker, fool around, steal and get lost. But this is more than an extracurricular frolic, as the depressing present and empty future for these comprehensive kids becomes clear.
Originally written for television by Willy Russell (Blood Brothers), this humorous and much-loved play is directed by Curve Resident Director Julia Thomas, and performed by students from De Montfort University.
Our Day Out is a poignant celebration of the joys and agonies of growing up, and of being footloose, fourteen and free from school!