JUMPERS FOR GOALPOSTS

by TOM WELLS

 

7 Feb – 4 Mar 2023

 

SYDNEY PREMIERE,
PRESENTED AS PART OF SYDNEY WORLDPRIDE PRIDE AMPLIFIED

 

 

A hilarious and heartwarming romantic comedy about football, friendship and finding your way.

Barely Athletic are a bottom-of-the-ladder queer five-a-side soccer team in a local LGBTQI+ amateur league in Hull, England.

Their player-coach, publican Viv, was thrown out of Lesbian Rovers for being too bossy. Beardy Geoff, a gay busker with dreams of Hull Pride stardom, has a penchant for sex with opposing players. Viv’s brother-in-law Joe, the team’s token straight guy, is grieving the recent death of his wife, and is seriously depressed.

And shy library assistant Luke only joined because he’s got a crush on student Danny, who’s struggling with issues of his own.

Though on-field success is what they’re after, it’s how these five disparate personalities support each other off the field that lies at the heart of this unsentimental, utterly charming, feel-good story.

“Truly exceptional, sparkling with wit”  What’s On Stage, London

creative team

Director Alice Livingstone
Set Designer Tom Bannerman
Lighting Designer Mehran Mortezaei
Dialect Coach Benjamin Purser
Soccer Coach Geoff Sirmai
Stage Manager Jo Jewitt
Operator Ricci Costa

 

 

cast

Isaac Broadbent, Nick Curnow
Emma Louise, Sam Martin
Jared Stephenson

 

dates/times

Preview Tue 7 Feb 7:30pm
Opening Night Wed 8 Feb 7:30pm
Thu – Sat 7:30pm, Sun 5pm
Final performance Sat 4 Mar 2pm

Running time: approx 90 minutes, no interval

Please note: latecomers will be admitted during a suitable break in the performance

 

tickets

Full $35
Concessions, Groups (6+) $30
Mardi Gras Members $25
New Theatre Members $22
Thrifty Thursdays $22
Preview $20

COVID- Safe protocols:
QR code and vaccination checks are no longer required.

Face masks are not mandatory, but recommended.

Main image: © Jacob Lund/Shutterstock/Christina Hatzis