Movie by E.R. Braithwaite based on his novel
Adapted for the stage by Kris Lythgoe
Music by John Farrar, Kara DioGuardi, Don Black and Mark London

Based on the classic 1967 film, a novice out-of-work engineer, Rich 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.