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How Steeple Sinderby Wanderers Won The FA Cup (New Perspectives Theatre Company)

By | Published on Thursday 25 August 2011

Humility and community are the themes laid out by director Paul Hodson in this story of how a small village football team triumphed in the FA Cup. Fictionalising certain historical elements, the play sees actor Mark Jardine provide nostalgic voices and characters from the initial entry in the tournament, to the team’s ultimate victory. The show’s grace lies in the writing, which is penned with passion and edge. Jardine manages to take us back to the early 20th Century with his grandfatherly style of narration, dropping vignettes about the team’s players as he goes. He successfully builds a little world in itself which, for a short period of time, was simply the biggest stage in football.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3 – 28 Aug (not 16), 1.15pm (2.30pm), £8.00 – £10.00, fpp269.
tw rating 4/5