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Universal Theatrical Group is the team behind...
"THE BEAUTIFUL GAME" IS NOW BOOKING TO 29TH SEP 01
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Ben Elton's new musical The Beautiful Game is now taking bookings to 29th Sep 01. The show received reasonable reviews from the popular press when it premiered at the Cambridge Theatre on 26th Sep 00.
It is directed by Robert Carsen, choreographed by Meryl Tankard, and produced by Really Useful Theatre Group. It is designed by Michael Levine with lighting by Jean Kalman.
A love story, an affirmation of life, set against the backdrop of 'the toubles' in Northern Ireland. It is about a group of teenagers, all members of a local soccer team, and their friends. The germ of the idea is based in truth - in 1969 there was such a football team of enormous promise, but its potential was never fully realised due to 'the troubles'. The characters in 'The Beautiful Game', however, are entirely fictional and the Belfast setting a metaphor for conflict across the world.
The cast currently features Ben Goddard as 'Del', Jamie Golding as 'Daniel',Frank Grimes as 'Father O' Donnell', Dale Meeks as 'Ginger', Michael Shaeffer as 'Thomas', David Shannon as 'John', Alex Sharpe as 'Bernadette', Hannah Waddingham as 'Christine' and Josie Walker as 'Mary'.