The Beautiful Game


Under the watchful eye of team coach Father O'Donnell, John and Del both show enough promise to pursue careers as professional footballers. They're just two regular teenagers who dream of nothing more than girls and football.
The Beautiful Game at The Other Palace

Image: The Other Palace


Overview


Genre: Musical
Venue: The Other Palace
Started: Wednesday 15 August 2018
Closed: Saturday 18 August 2018
Running time:2 hrs 30 mins
Age suitability: Suitable for all ages

Background


For 40 years the award-winning National Youth Music Theatre has represented the very best in work with young people in musical theatre, leading Andrew Lloyd Webber to describe it as "the best youth music theatre in the world".

Synopsis


Andrew Lloyd Webber and Ben Elton's The Beautiful Game is the story of ordinary people in an extraordinary situation.


The award-winning musical follows the fortunes of a group of teenagers from both sides of the religious divide during "The Troubles" in 1960s Belfast.


Under the watchful eye of team coach Father O'Donnell, John and Del both show enough promise to pursue careers as professional footballers.


They're just two regular teenagers who dream of nothing more than girls and football.


When they find love with their girlfriends Mary and Christine, they become swept up in the events that engulf their community and, as time passes, each has to decide whether or not to follow their hearts.


Ben Elton tells their story with wit and compassion, while Lloyd Webber's evocative score combines heart-searing ballads and stirring anthems with the sounds of Ireland.


This powerful and passionate musical is a joyous celebration of the freedom that love can bring.


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Theatre


Name:


Postal address:
12 Palace Street
London SW1E 5JA

Box office tel: 0844 264 2121

Box office email: Send Mail

Location map for The Other Palace

Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 15 August 2018

Closes:Saturday 18 August 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Intervals:1

Matinee:

Friday - 2-30pm

Saturday - 2-30pm


Intervals:1

Tickets


Standard:

Band A: £35


Band B: £30


Band C: £25


Creatives


Author: Ben Elton
Composer: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyricist: Ben Elton
Production: National Youth Music Theatre

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