To Sir, With Love
part of the rose bruford london season 2024
To Sir, With Love by E.R.Braithwaite, adapted for the stage by Ayub Khan-Din
Rick Braithwaite is an ex-RAF fighter pilot and Cambridge graduate who arrives in London in 1948. Despite his First-Class degree, he experiences the reality of life as a black man in post-war England, receiving repeated rejections in the job market. He stumbles into the teaching profession, taking up a post in a tough progressive East End school. Rick’s interactions with his rebellious pupils are tempestuous and dramatic, changing their lives in unexpected and profound ways.
Ayub Khan Din’s To Sir, With Love was first performed at Royal & Derngate, Northampton, on 10 September 2013