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The State of Things (Susan Elkin reviews)

Seven comprehensive school students are preparing their GCSE music performance. They’re a mixed bunch but all committed to music and all wanting to continue to A Level. Then they learn that the school, an academy, is dropping A Level music.

Thomas Attwood (who also directs) provides a strong book with masses of scope to explore the dynamics between the seven teenagers as well as the central political issue …

Read the rest of this review at Musical Theatre Review

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Susan Elkin Susan Elkin is an education journalist, author and former secondary teacher of English. She was Education and Training Editor at The Stage from 2005 - 2016
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