Marching On Together at the Old Red Lion
BackHere! Theatre Company will present the world premiere of West Yorkshire playwright Adam Hughes' Marching On Together at the Old Red Lion Theatre in Islington, north London, which runs from 3 to 28 February 2015.
Inspired by true events and commemorating the 30th anniversary of one of Britain’s bloodiest and most tragic footballing seasons, it was the was the only British play to be shortlisted for the Burbage Prize 2014.
"It's Leeds, it's the height of the football season in 1984, and it’s carnage. West Yorkshire miners are on strike and football hooliganism is rife, with bitter battles being fought on both the picket line and the touchline. Macca, ex-leader of the notorious Service Crew, is released from prison into a divided Leeds that he hardly recognises. Abandoned by the only group who respected and supported him, he is no longer just fighting for Leeds. He’s fighting for his own survival."
Marching On Together is directed by Joshua McTaggart, and will also feature lighting design by Elliot Griggs.
Following the London run, the company will run a week of performances and theatre workshops in Leeds at community centres, schools, and non-traditional spaces to highlight the dangers of football hooliganism and steps that can be taken to prevent violence.