Friday 12 November 2021 at 7.30pm
Tickets -£13.25, concessions - £11.25
A father. A son. A club. A Town. A game. Fly Half.
Fly Half is a new play with original songs that tells the tale ofa rugby playing steel worker from South Wales. Set in an industrial town, this play is a celebration of working class families who head out to the match each week, stand pitch side with pride, supporting their local team. A lyrical hymn to one man's passion for his family, his town and his beloved game. Fly Half isa story of love, loss, community and sport, that rages against the beige of modern life.
Fly Half was awarded Critic’s Choice of 2018 by British Theatre Guide and BritishTheatre.com
‘It is beautifully written—an extended poem, a free verse epicutilising the alliterative tricks and phrasing of Dylan Thomas to provide arich, aural experience: “him, battered and bruised and beaming”. Fly Half deftly charts rugby’s metamorphosis from the old-style punch of the '60s, '70s and '80s to the professionalism and perfect physiques of the modern game.’
British Theatre Guide
“Welsh pride and passion, the mythology of rugby and the reality of working class life. Lagden’s script is collieries deep”
5 stars britishtheatre.com