Thick as a Brick – a musical by John Godber

Relief drama teacher Mary faces an uphill struggle when she tries to interest sixteen-year-olds Stacey, Kelly and Maggie in dance. She isn’t helped by the science-obsessed headmaster, nor by the girl’s patent lack of commitment, nor by the lack of funds and resources, but she ploughs doggedly on.
A trip to London to take part in a dance competition proves to be a turning point; the girls gain confidence, and Mary nearly becomes romantically involved with Stacey’s dad, Jimmy. With an energetic score by John Pattison, Thick as a Brick is all-round entertainment laced with John Godber’s characteristic insight and humour.