The Beautiful Game archiveBELFAST, 1969. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Ben Elton's new musical is the story of ordinary people in an extraordinary situation. As the sixties draw to a close, life is just beginning for a group of teenagers. Amongst them are Father O'Donnel's football team including Del and John who both have enough talent to make it big. Their girlfriends, Mary and Christine are dreaming about what to do with their lives and worrying about the way their world is changing. Yearning for a time when they can live and love in peace, they all learn that to escape from bigotry and intolerance will take all the courage they can muster. Winner of Critics' Circle Award 2000 for Best Musical. The Beautiful Game website.


Book by: Ben Elton
Lyrics: Ben Elton
Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber
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Archive listings for The Beautiful Game

Work type: Musical.


Presented byNational Youth Music Theatre.
15 Aug 18 to 18 Aug 18The Other Palace, Inner London :: V806511856
listing details L1953006321


18 May 18The Civic, Barnsley :: V959
listing details L623712445


Producer Kylie Vilcins (for PTM Ltd). Musical Director Ben Holder. Director Lotte Wakeham. Choreographer Tim Jackson. Design David Shields. Music Tom Kelly (musical supervision). Director Will Burton (casting). Performer Niamh Perry (Mary). Performer Bewn Kerr (John). Performer Stephen Barry (Del). Performer Daniella Bowen (Christine). Performer Freddie Rogers (Thomas). Performer Will Jeffs (Daniel). Performer Alan McHale (Ginger). Performer Natalie Douglas (Bernadette). Performer Carl McCrystal (Father O'Donnell). Performer Tom Brandon-Farrell. Performer Leigh Lothian. Performer Shane McDaid. Performer Joanna O'Hare. Performer Charlie Royce.
3 Apr 14 to 3 May 14Union Theatre, Inner London :: V1167
listing details L01505821261


Director Robert Carsen. Choreographer Meryl Tankard. Design Michael Levine. Lighting Jean Kalman. Costume Joan Bergin. Sound Martin Levan. Director Kennedy Aitchison (music). Music Andrew Lloyd Webber (orchestration). Music David Cullen (orchestration). Producer The Really Useful Company. Performer Jamie Golding (Daniel). Performer Michael Shaeffer (Thomas). Performer Alex Sharpe (Bernadette). Performer Hannah Waddingham (Christine). Performer Josie Walker (Mary). Performer Jenna Boyd. Performer Shonagh Daly. Performer Ben Heathcote. Performer Michele Hooper. Performer Simon Humphrey. Performer David Lyons. Performer Grant Murphy. Performer Diane Pilkington. Performer Greta Rochford. Performer Andrew Spillet. Performer Alessandro Splendore. Performer Paul Tarling. Performer Frank Grimes (Father O'Donnell). Performer Dale Meeds (Ginger). Performer David Shannon (John). Performer Ben Goddard (Del). Performer Jonathan Ball. Performer Michael Bernardin. Performer Keith Bookman. Performer Sally Bourne. Performer James Bowden. Performer Kevin Cregan. Performer Nic Greenshields. Performer Mark Hilton. Performer Christopher Key. Performer Kelly O'Leary. Performer Hannah Tollman.
5 Sep 00 to 1 Sep 01Cambridge Theatre, West End :: V385
listing details L0650957951

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