Private: Our Teacher’s a Troll

Show Details

Dates: 2 - 5 Nov
Times: Mon: 1.30pm & 4.30pm / Weds and Thurs: 10.30am & 1.30pm
Running Time: 50 Mins
Age Range: 7+


Paines Plough and Half Moon present
Our Teacher's a Troll
by Dennis Kelly


Two terrible twins with a talent for turmoil rule their school with terror and tyranny. That is, until the arrival of a new head teacher with green scaly skin, sharp gnarly fangs, and a long spiky tail…

Can the twins save the school from the child-eating Troll? Can they get Brussels sprouts in peanut butter taken off the lunch menu? And most importantly, can naughtiness prevail? Come and find out and be outrageously entertained!

From Dennis Kelly, the writer of award-winning West End show Matilda the Musical, this is an exciting collaboration between Paines Plough and Half Moon Theatre, fresh from its success this summer at London’s Southbank Centre, Brighton Festival and Edinburgh Fringe.

A colourfully comic show for ages 7+ and their accompanying trolls (or parents).



“Fun, funny and unpatronising. Comic perfection” **** The Times 


“Fantastic performances” **** The List 


“All of the wit, grotesque humour and naughtiness of Dahl’s best” **** WhatsOnStage 


“This gleefully nasty tale of triumph over adversity for the over-sevens is full of worms, horribly clever sound effects of children being chewed up, purple tongues, jokes at the expense of ineffectual adults, and worse” *** The Guardian


Cast: Sian Reese-Williams & Abdul Salis

Writer: Dennis Kelly
Direction: George Perrin
Design: Lucy Osborne
Lighting: Emma Chapman
Sound: Tom Gibbons
Original Music: Dom Kennedy
Movement: Kate Sagovsky
Associate Sound: Dom Kennedy
Creative Consultant: Chris Elwell