|BBC ONE Unplaced 2008|
Chris Lilley is Ja'mie King in the
Summer Heights High is an award-winning mockumentary-style comedy written by and starring comedian Chris Lilley, exploring what happens over one school term in an average Australian high school.
Playing all three main characters, Lilley brings to life Jonah Takalua, a mischievous schoolboy from Tonga with the odds stacked against him; Mr G, an ego-driven drama teacher with delusional showbiz dreams; and Ja'mie King, a bitchy private schoolgirl on a student exchange, set to make her mark on Summer Heights High.
Shocking, absurd and often dark, Lilley's uncanny insight into human behaviour reveals a world where small issues become huge, social groups are important, careers are built, young minds are moulded, hopes are shattered and dreams are realised.