Sat, 02 Oct|
Fly Half The Play - SOLD OUT
A Father. A Son. A Club. A Town. A Game. Fly Half.
Time & Location
02 Oct 2021, 19:00
Upstairs@TheGather, Ennerdale Bridge, Cleator CA23, UK
About the Event
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 of a rugby playing steelworker 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 pitchside 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 is a 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
Duration: 60 minutes
Suitable for ages 14+
‘It is beautifully written—an extended poem, a free-verse epic utilising the alliterative tricks and phrasing of Dylan Thomas to provide a rich, 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
Writer / Actor Gary Lagden
Gary is a Port Talbot born actor who trained at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and has toured internationally in over 80 plays. For the past four years, Gary has returned to RADA as a director of Shakespeare, working with the Foundation, BA and Short Course actors.
Composer / Musician Gareth Moulton
Gareth is an accomplished singer, songwriter, musician, who tours internationally with various bands such as Go West and Holly Johnson, and is a regular member of Cutting Crew, Wang Chung and Snake Davis Band.
Director Geoff Bullen
Geoff has directed at RADA since the 70's and has many critically acclaimed directing credits to his name, including the 60th anniversary of The Mousetrap in the West End.