Iseult Golden and David Horan in association with the Abbey Theatre and Bush Theatre

CLASS (Cardiff & London)

1 May - 1 June 2019

by Iseult Golden and David Horan

Booking Information


1 – 4 May, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

7 May – 1 June, Bush Theatre, London

Running Time: 1 hour, 25 minutes

Age Guidance: 14+

Following sell-out runs in Dublin, Galway and Edinburgh, Iseult Golden and David Horan explore the complications and comedy when three adults find themselves back in class.

‘”So, who does the homework with Jayden?” might sound like a normal question for a teacher to ask a parent. In this new play… it’s a ballistic missile.’ (The Sunday Times)

Brian and Donna’s son is nine years old, and he’s struggling. That’s what his teacher says. Says he should see a psychologist. But Brian and Donna – recently separated – never liked school, never liked teachers.  So are they going to trust this one? And should they?

A parent-teacher meeting goes very, very wrong in CLASS – a new play about learning difficulties: in school, in life, wherever.

CLASS was first produced in association with the Civic Theatre and the Dublin Theatre Festival.

Edinburgh Fringe First & Zebbies Winner!

Iseult Golden and David Horan are independent theatre artists who have worked together on new adaptations and original work for over a decade. This is their seventh collaboration.


Out of the Abbey 



'An inspired look at society through the prism of a parent-teacher meeting'
The Sunday Times

'Three terrific performances, two exceptional writers and directors, and one extraordinarily brilliant script'
The Arts Review

'Hugely entertaining and immaculately performed scenes from a school room'
The Irish Times

'An emotionally explosive triple confrontation'
Irish Mail on Sunday

'All three performances are excellent... Top of the class'
Irish Independent

'The characters are beautifully realised both in the writing and the acting'
No More Workhorse


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Photography © Ros Kavanagh


  • Brian & Jayden: Stephen Jones
  • Donna & Kaylie: Sarah Morris
  • Mr. McCafferty: Will O’Connell

  • Written & Directed by: Iseult Golden
  • Written & Directed by: David Horan
  • Set & Costume Design: Maree Kearns
  • Lighting Design: Kevin Smith
  • Sound Design: Ivan Birthistle
  • Sound Design: Vincent Doherty
  • Production Manager: Eoin Kilkenny
  • Stage Manager: Emma Coen
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