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Itâs New Yearâs Eve, 1922, and as midnight approaches the neighbours gather in Spinners Lane to wish each other all the best for the year to come. As midnight chimes Bob Stott, the corner newsagent, reveals his New Yearâs resolution - in April heâs off to Wembley, to watch the Wanderers win the FA Cup. Has Bob gone crazy? In 48 years Bolton Wanderers have been in the FA cup final only twice, and lost both times. And this is certain to be the biggest final ever - the brand new stadium can hold 120,000 and every team in the country will be busting a gut to be there. Cup fever seizes the town as the Wanderers win game after game. The Wanderers are going to Wembley. West Ham United, champions of Division Two are the opposition. They are certain to have a massive following. Who is going from Bolton? In Spinners Lane the neighbours club together to hire their charabang. And Bob Stott decides to walk to London, bedecked with navy blue and white ribbons and wearing brand new irons on his clogs - can he really walk 200 miles in six days? With less than a week to go, Wembley is still not finished - will it be ready on time?! Was it a good idea to employ 120 scouts to control a crowd expected to reach 120,000? And what do you do when youâre weddingâs booked for cup final day - and even the vicar wants to go to the match?Performers Martin Barrass (Bob Stott), Susan Twist, Chris Finch, Naomi Radcliffe, Huw Higginson, Curtis Cole, Mark Letheren, Martin Barrass.
Author Les Smith. Author Martin Thomasson. Producer Octagon Theatre Bolton. Director Mark Babych.
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