However, his teaching is brought into question by a younger, new teacher, Irwin, who has been brought in to make sure that the boys excel in their Oxbridge exams.
Mediating between the two is Mrs. Lintott, a teacher who follows a traditional, need-to-know teaching method.
All three teachers must face their own demons and personal struggles. Together, the boys and their teachers explore issues of gender roles, sexuality, the value of knowledge and historical perception. A fantastic play with universal themes, brilliant scripting, gritty dialogue and a whole lot of entertainment as well.