On Our Shelves Now
Future Conditional tackles the nightmare of British schooling through a myriad of characters including parents, teachers, and Alia, a prodigiously clever fourteen-year-old Afghan refugee and the newest member of Britain's Education Research Board. Alia has a radical solution for Britain's schools that could restore its place in the world education league. But is the system ready to listen?
About the Author
Tamsin Oglesby's previous plays include Only the Lonely (Birmingham Repertory Theatre), Us and Them, My Best Friend (Hampstead Theatre) and Two Lips Indifferent Red (Bush Theatre).
'a real cracker...The debates will be familiar to many of us. But Oglesby has given them new life in a fast and furious play that crackles with intellectual energy.' Guardian
'It's lively, disputatious, and full of clued-up, irreverent humour.' The Independent
‘Oglseby tackles education in-the-round, from those toiling in the thick of it to questions about what education is for… provocative and performed with zest. It suggests that the new term under Warchus is likely to be lively, engaged and full of fun.’ Financial Times
‘Oglesby’s scenarios are very funny, and grapple well with some complex issues’ TimeOut