National Youth Music Theatre presents
THE BEAUTIFUL GAME
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Book & lyrics by Ben Elton
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.
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”.
By arrangement with The Really Useful Group Ltd
Times & Prices
Wed 15 Aug - Sat 18 Aug
Evening performances - 7.30pm
Fri & Sat matinees - 2.30pm
2 hours 30 minutes (including an interval)
Band A: £35
Band B: £30
Band C: £25
*All prices are subject to availability, may only be available on certain performances and are subject to change without prior notice.
Suitable for all ages but please be aware that there are some scenes with mature content and strong language.