Movie by E.R. Braithwaite
Adapted for the stage by Kris Lythgoe
Music by John Farrar, Kara DioGuardi, Don Black and Mark London
Directed by Niegel Smith

Based on the memoirs of a novice out-of-work engineer, Rick Braithwaite turns to teaching in London's tough East End and faces a class of rowdy, undisciplined students. This graduating class sets out to destroy Braithwaite, as they did his predecessor by breaking his spirit. But Braithwaite, no stranger to hostility, meets the challenge by treating the students as young adults who will soon enter a work force where they must stand or fall on their own. When offered an engineering job, Braithwaite must decide if he wants to stay. Inspired by true events.