By Rob Swinton

Who best understands what education is for? Philosophers? The government? Ofsted? Teachers?

Or maybe the students themselves…?


About the show

Faction follows the journeys of Pip, a sixth former from a privileged background, and Paris, a 15-year-old from the notorious local estate.

Their lifestyles may be worlds apart, but their lives are perhaps not as different as you might expect…

This play explores what it takes to provide real equality of opportunity, and the economic, social and personal costs when we fail to do so.

Previous performances

Damn Cheek performed Faction as a script-in-hand performance twice in 2017, as part of our funded ongoing research and development.

Thank you to students and staff at University of Gloucestershire for their invaluable input and support in the development of this project.

Rebecca Kenny as Beth, Matthew Burns as Pip, and Eva Bradley-Williams as Paris Noble in Faction, 2017.

Where next?

Watch this space...

We’ll publish upcoming dates of Faction here.

Book Faction for your venue

To book this show for your venue or organisation, email us for more details.


Creative team

Eva Bradley-Williams

‘Paris Noble’

Eva Bradley-Williams

See Eva Bradley-Williams’ CV on Spotlight

Matthew Burns


Matthew Burns

See Matthew Burns’s CV on Spotlight

Darren Cheek


‘Dan’ (May 2017)

More information about Darren Cheek

Debbie Christie

‘Jean Clare’

More information about Debbie Christie

Clive Holland


Clive Holland

See Clive Holland’s CV on LinkedIn

Rebecca Kenny

‘Beth’ (March 2017)

Rebecca Kenny

See Rebecca Kennys CV on Mandy.com

Beth Mullen

‘Beth’ (May 2017)

Beth Mullen

See Beth Mullen’s CV on Spotlight

Sean Richards-Mulzac

‘Dan’ (March 2017)

Sean Richards-Mulzac

See Sean Richards-Mulzac’s CV on Spotlight

Laurence Saunders

‘Ben Pierce/Gove/Balls/Baker/Reid’

Laurence Saunders

See Laurence Saunders’s CV on Spotlight

Karen Spicer


Karen Spicer

See Karen Spicer’s CV on Spotlight