The Beautiful Game
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Some love it, others loathe it, but we can’t avoid it – it’s everywhere!
A laugh-out-loud look at our undying obsession with football, celebrating everything from weird match-day rituals to ridiculous armchair punditry. The Beautiful Game explores the highs and lows of football fandom – it may even attempt to explain the offside rule.
Four women deliver a knockout performance in this ballsy, high-energy show which is brimming with nostalgia and set to a backdrop of chant-along hits and a buzzing soundtrack.
Even if football isn’t your thing, this electric, feel-good show will persuade you of its charms.
Following a run at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe and a Live and Local tour, Next Door Dance’s The Beautiful Game is back on the road in spring 2022, with fixtures all around the UK.
Running time/interval length: 55 minutes. There is no interval
Age guidance: 7+
Photo credit: Gavin Mawditt
‘Physical theatre at its best’ (Seeing Dance)
‘A joyous nostalgia trip’ (Fest Magazine)
‘Amazing, funny, MUST-see show’ (Edinburgh Festival 2019 audience member)
Next Door Dance are an all-female dance theatre company based in the East Midlands creating performances that are witty, relevant and thought provoking. They love to celebrate the everyday; with tongues planted firmly in their cheeks, their performances leave audiences grinning from ear to ear.
This performance is presented on tour by house, an initiative delivered by Farnham Maltings and funded by Arts Council England housetheatre.org.uk