Once he returns to his car, he unravels the undeveloped film, exposing and ruining the photos of him clowning around with the students. Here the audience see a huge change in both of the characters personalities. Using such characters and emotive language he makes the cliff scene dramatic. Willy Russell makes this point very clear to the audience by using characters that the level of deprivation is really effecting e. It was written by and first aired on 28 December 1977, at 9pm on. She is continually saying how nice Wales is which suggests that she has never been very far away from Liverpool to see anywhere nice.
Briggs Alun Armstrong: Get Carter and A Bridge too far who decided to go. Carol rushes along the street wearing her school uniform, which Doubles as a street outfit and her Sunday best. He is seen in a conversation at the zoo with Mr. A portrayal of growing up as deprived children from the backstreets of Liverpool, the actors played fourteen year olds eager to get out of class and explore. It is similar to Russell's later work in dealing with the life that the working class children have.
He shouts at her to return but when she threatens to jump off the cliff, he softens and gently talks her down. This production, directed by , was first performed at the , in 1983. This also adds dramatic affect as he feels helpless now, and has to sacrifice one of the wishes of his fellow students. He is seen in a conversation at the zoo with Mr. The setting took place upon the cliff where, Carol and her fellow teacher Mr Briggs are there examining the situation they came to find themselves in. A search ensues and Mr.
At the beginning of the play Mr Briggs persuades the Head to let him go on the trip so we can see he wants to be in charge rather than Mrs Kay. Briggs, the authoritarian Deputy Headmaster, to supervise the trip. Willy Russell uses the idea of a school day out as a technique of presenting his views to the audience, he uses the characters to express his views as he puts his thoughts into their mouths and we learn many things just through the general conversations of the children. In the later musical, this soft side is maintained as he enjoys a day out at the fair with the students but sadly destroys the photographic evidence at the end by exposing the film to the light. The whole class - along with Digga and Reilly, the slightly older class bullies who used to be in the Progress Class - are taken on a coach trip. Social deprivation is a phrase we use to describe an economic state or group of people, for instance if people cant afford good food they might fall ill which leads to time off school and resulting in poor standards of education. This also builds dramatic tension and the audience is much more puzzled.
Russell has added lines like these deliberately to emphasise what the situation was like in Liverpool at the time. Sir sir me mum says nott-n but when me dad comes in he belts Me. With mischievous kids pocketing snacks under the nose of the shopkeeper and their teachers when their coach stops at a roadside cafe, it gets worse when the children arrive at the zoo and attempt to make off with the animals. In an uncharacteristic moment, Mr. The film was shot on by a first-time director in three weeks, and features a largely untrained cast. It was later converted into a full length stage musical. Before the trip they leave they buy sweets and the deputy head disciplinarian teacher, Mr Briggs, joins them and tells them they are no longer allowed to go and are instead going to.
The film centres on a school trip to Conwy Castle in North Wales. This shows that her interests are like older people and that she is mature for her age. A Youth from a deprived background with no real opportunity and yet with an innate spirit of adventure. These no-hopers from the Liverpool backstreets are reminded of their depressing current situation and even bleaker future leading to the stark realisation that a day out is about as much as they can expect. The only 'sane' one left is Mr. Another character that fits into the socially deprived bracket is Carol from the very start we learn a lot about her and her background.
In this scene Willy Russell makes Carol edge nearer and nearer to the edge to make it dramatic and to create a tense atmosphere amongst his audience. Briggs finally finds Carol, who is depressed because she doesn't want to return to the bad conditions at her home. At this time Britain was in the middle of an economic recession and huge job losses were a result of this. It makes a second stop at Colwyn Bay Mountain Zoo, where the students enjoy the animals so much that they try to steal most of them. At this point the audience is getting curious because they find it odd that she is repeating these questions. Mr Briggs is a stark contrast to Mrs Kay, thinking that the children are spoilt, don't work hard enough and have a chance in life.
Mr Biggs is not in charge now like he was when the kids were on the bus. March 2011 The major themes in Our Day Out are the lack of education, lack of opportunity and deprivation in inner city Liverpool equaling unemployment and no money for education because of this. The combination between light-hearted humour and the focus on what was an economically deprived Liverpool makes for a classic British film. Andrews is addicted to smoking and does not have a very good life at home. A joyous celebration of the joys and agonies of growing up, but also a sharp pointer to the depressing present and future, for a day out is as much as these children can expect. In the opening scene we learn much more than this about Carol as the narrator introduces her. In the play, Mr Briggs doesn't have a soft side while in the movie he does.
His parents too, especially his dad, are addicted to smoking. However, the repeat date is documented as 7th February 1978, and the series in which the film was originally shown did not begin until September 1977, so a first broadcast in December 1977 seems more likely. All these pints suggest that carol comes from a very poor background as well as being socially deprived. Kay gently mocks him for enjoying himself, saying she has the photographs to prove he is not all that bad. Briggs, who up till this point has acted like a harsh disciplinarian, policing the students' bad behaviour and expressing doubts that they should even be allowed to have an outing, shows a more understanding side as he convinces Carol not to jump and to rejoin the rest of the group. But when they arrive in Wales after stopping off at a service station it all turns wired, the kids.
Although planned originally as a trip to the castle, they also end up going to the zoo, beach and fairgrounds. On seeing her he stops and stands a few yards off this tells you what the character is doing in that period of time. Willie Russell slowly prepares the audience for the cliff scene by allowing Carol to ask weird questions that shows her abnormal behaviour and makes the audience think more about of her thoughts. This conflict is a very interesting part of the play and Willy Russell has added it to add a bit of drama into the play. They seem to change roles with each other, here the teacher becomes vulnerable and the student makes the demands like Mr Briggs used to.