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The English Game

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Cricket and politics collide in Richard Bean's state-of-the-nation play. Read More >

Cricket and politics collide in Richard Bean's state-of-the-nation play.

As amateur cricket team The Nightwatchmen gather on a sunny Sunday afternoon, they while away the hours drinking tea, smoking cigarettes and discussing life, love, politics and the correct interpretation of the LBW rule.

This production is suitable for theatregoers aged 14 and older.


Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 17/06/2008

Closing Night: 21/06/2008

Running time: 2h30

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Cast & Creative


Tony Bell, Peter Bourke, Rudi Dharmalingam, Robert East, Andy Frame, John Lightbody, Trevor Martin, Ifan Meredith, Sean Murray, Marcus Onilude, Fred Ridgeway, Jamie Samuels, Howard Ward


Director - Sean Holmes

Producer - Headlong Theatre in association with Guildfor'd Yvonnne Arnaud theatre

Designer - Anthony Lamble

Lighting Designer - Charles Balfour

Sound - Gregory Clarke

Author - Richard Bean

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