Kings of the Gym
A brand new comedy by Dave Armstrong.
From the writer who brought you King and Country, Niu Sila, Le Sud, The Tutor, and Rita and Douglas, comes a delightfully romantic and wickedly entertaining comedy set in a school gym. PC vs PE!
Politically correct principal Viv Cleaver is transforming low-decile Hautapu High School. The only thorn in her side is the Phys-Ed department. Unfit Laurie Connor spends his days in the gym watching TV and gambling with his talented yet unambitious sidekick Pat Kennedy. But then student-teacher Annie Tupua arrives. Could this star netballer and born-again Christian prove to be the game-changer that Viv needs?
As sparks fly and different players joust for position, the only winner on the day will be the audience.
A comedy in two halves, Kings of the Gym looks at the really important things in life: competition, compassion, Creation … and PE teaching.
An Auckland Theatre Company production, directed by Peter Elliott.
“Dave Armstrong just keeps those comedies coming! Le Sud, The Tutor and The Motor Camp have had us cringing with delight at ourselves and our neighbours. Now Dave turns his brilliant satiric eye on education, politics, religion, professional sport and that particular affliction, Best School Syndrome.” Colin McColl