Kings of the Gym
By Dave Armstrong
7 FEB - 13 MAR 2013 — Comedy
Auckland Theatre Company
From the writer who brought you Le Sud, The Tutor, The Motor Camp, Niu Sila and Seven Periods With Mr Gormsby comes the outrageously funny new comedy Kings of the Gym. It's the new school term and Hautapu High is set to rocket up Metro's Best Schools ranking. The only thing standing in the way is a rearguard action led by the old-school, politically incorrect but hugely popular head of the PE department, Laurie O'Connor.
Laurie's on a collision course with the ambitious new principal, Viv. She can't stand his work methods or his opinions on education; heaven forbid, he still believes kids should learn that sport is about winning! Is it the end of an era for his cosy little empire?
Big-hearted, bitingly satirical and laugh-out-loud funny, Kings of the Gym is the perfect summer comedy.
"Known for his comic writing which is sophisticated and sharp." - NBR
"Armstrong takes delight in completely skewering us…It's thrilling being in the voyeur's seat."- Theatrescenes
"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 Auckland affliction, 'Best School Syndrome'." - Colin