The Nightwatchmen: an amateur London cricket team, making up in enthusiasm for what they lack in ability. As they gather on a sunny Sunday to face Bernard and his highly talented squad, Thiz, Will, Clive and their team-mates spend the day smoking, drinking tea and discussing love, politics and the correct interpretation of the LBW rule. Headlong Theatre, who last season worked with the Playhouse to co-produce Rough Crossings
, present Richard Beanâs dazzling new play, exploring the modern British psyche through the powerful lens of a simple game of cricket. Brilliantly funny and truly touching, The English Game is a timely and revealing look at the political and social tensions which underpin modern society. Suitable for ages 14+Performers Tony Bell (Sean), Peter Bourke (Bernard), Rudi Dharmalingam (Nick), Robert East (Will), Andy Frame (Alan), John Lightbody (Clive), Trevor Martin (Len), Ifan Meredith (Paul), Sean Murray (Thiz), Marcus Onilude (Olly), Fred Ridgeway (Reg), Jamie Samuels (Ruben), Howard Ward (Theo).
Author Richard Bean. Producer Yvonne Arnaud Theatre. Company Headlong Theatre. Director Sean Holmes. Design Anthony Lamble. Lighting Charles Balfour. Sound Gregory Clarke.