We’re like a kid on Cup Final day bouncing around with excitement, as we can hereby announce the first production of our Programme 2013…
A Paines Plough, Hull Truck and Watford Palace Theatre production
JUMPERS FOR GOALPOSTS
by Tom Wells
directed by James Grieve
I’m not asking you to win. I’m asking you to just: chuck your face at it, have a, have a fucking good go at it. And then we’ll. Yeah. We’ll see.
Luke wants Danny, but Danny’s got a secret. Joe wants to play second fiddle, but Geoff wants a headline gig. Viv just wants to beat the lesbians to the league title. Game on.
A hilarious and heart-warming story about football, friendship and finding your way from Tom Wells, winner of the George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright 2012 for the smash hit comedy THE KITCHEN SINK (★★★★★ The Daily Telegraph).
Yes indeed, we’re thrilled to announce the World Premiere of Tom Wells’ new play in a co-production with our friends at Watford Palace and Hull Truck.
We’ve loved Tom’s writing since he joined our Channel Four Future Perfect Scheme for emerging playwrights in 2009 and we produced his brilliant play ABOUT A GOTH as part of our A Play, A Pie and A Pint season at Oran Mor in 2009. Last year, his award-winning, five star, smash hit comedy THE KITCHEN SINK premiered at The Bush and proved Tom is one of the funniest and sharpest writers in the land.
James & George say: “We could not be more honoured and thrilled to be premiering Tom’s new play. JUMPERS FOR GOALPOSTS has us rolling around laughing one minute and winded the next. Tom’s acute, moving portrayal of five people trying to beat the odds to win in football and in life will resonate with everyone. It’s a major new play from a major writer and we can’t wait for people to see it across the country.”
JUMPERS FOR GOALPOSTS will premiere at Watford Palace from 5-20 April 2013. We’ll then take a bit of a break before opening at Hull Truck in August 2013 and embarking on a nationwide tour September – November.