Support staff: the musical!

16th June 2006 at 01:00
A teaching assistant finally gets her chance to take a lesson on her own, but, the night before, gets very drunk, has noisy sex with a neighbour and wakes up at midday to find the children have rioted. The plot of an NUT anti-workforce agreement TV ad? Er, no, a sub-plot from Avenue Q, a new musical at the Noel Coward Theatre in London with puppets, described as an adult Sesame Street.

Still, our heroine gets to campaign for a "Monstersorri school" and enjoys songs including the memorable "It Sucks to Be Me". Given the pay, many assistants would agree. Other numbers include "Everyone's a little bit racist" and "The internet is for porn."

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