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Jumpers for Goalposts

Jumpers for Goalposts

9 May 2022


14 May 2022

A hilarious and heart-warming comedy about football, friendship and finding your way.

“Barely Athletic” are part of a four-team five-a-side LGBTQ+ football league which Viv, their bullish head coach, is desperate to win. Or if they can’t win, at least they should try not to lose. Chucked out of the “Lesbian Rovers” for being too bossy, she desperately tries to instil some competitive spirit into the boys. Problem is, Beardy Geoff is copping off with the opposition, Danny is nursing a painful secret, Luke only joined because he fancies Danny, and Viv’s brother-in-law Joe is trying to cope with his grief after losing his wife. Together, they might just be able to claw back up from the bottom of the league…

Tom Wells’ drama bears the hallmarks of his warm comedic style, which were displayed in his previous hit play “The Kitchen Sink”, and is a paean to the virtues of friendship and love.

Jumpers for Goalpostspremiered at Watford Palace Theatre in 2013, before touring the UK, including a run at the Bush Theatre, London.

Warning: Strong language

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