Class (paperback)


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This is a book for the middle class, those who didn’t grow up in poverty.

Award-winning artist, writer and broadcaster Scottee grew up around mould, mice and second-hand clothes. After a chance meeting with some posh kids, his mum teaching him to talk proper and him successfully persuading his parents to take him off free school meals Scottee knew he didn’t want to be common.

In Class, Scottee uncovers what it is to be embarrassed about where you’re from, how you can pretend to be richer than you are and explores why we all get a thrill from watching how the other half live.

Written, lived and performed by Scottee.


‘Scottee creates theatres of discomfort… If you’re middle class, you might prefer to avoid a situation in which you’ll be caricatured, patronised or judged; not everyone, of course, has that luxury.’

★★★★ The Scotsman

‘Class is hard to watch, it’s gruelling, it sticks to you, you can feel it after it is gone. But, so is growing up poor and the experience of poverty. Scottee has made something that doesn’t let you off the hook, and nor should it.’
Travis Alabanza

‘This work is essential. For you and the world.’
Sophie Hagen

‘A brilliant, angry, damaged, brutal, savagely funny reflection on what it means growing up working-class.’
★★★★ Attitude

Additional information




198 x 129 mm


48 pp



Publication date

18 June 2020

About the writer

Scottee & Friends Ltd. was incorporated in 2017 to formalise, support and grow the work of Scottee. The company now operates as a wider group of artists, producers, makers and facilitators that create arts projects, theatre productions and community art activisms that aim to address injustice, access and reflect the political climate. Scottee & Friends Ltd. is a non-profit organisation led and established by Executive Producer Molly Nicholson and Artistic Director Scottee, both have been working with each other since 2014 to create cabaret, circus, drag, live art, dance and theatre shows that have won awards, toured nationally and internationally and got really good reviews, babes.