Benny&Kate theatre company



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60 mins


Thu at 18:00

Sat at 21:15

Sun at 13:30

Online ticket sales will open on Jun 01.

Benny&Kate theatre company

When head of the history department, Kate, hires a new history teacher, all the students and parents love him - so why does he make her so uncomfortable? A series of short encounters trace the progress of their relationship and that of the students over the course of an academic year. A darkly funny play about the state of education and class privilege.

We had originally planned to perform Progress in 2020, but Covid had other plans. We feel the play’s message has even more relevance now as we head into a year of expected political change and in the wake of scandals (Post Office/PPE/Covid).

This will be our third play written by Annie Fox; her characters are relatable, their voices are important and need to be heard. When we performed Woman Caught Unaware in 2019, a monologue about how older women are perceived in social media (and life in general), it resonated, often powerfully, with our audiences. Reactions like that get quite addictive!

Benny&Kate is a North Devon based theatre company that enjoys bringing contemporary, challenging and innovative theatre to small intimate venues and to rural communities. This will be our sixth year participating in Fringe Theatrefest, previous submissions have been The Basement Flat (2023), The Prudes (2022), Oeuf (2021), Woman Caught Unaware (2019) and Constellations (2018).