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Penny Flood is charmed by Tom Wells' latest work
Anyone who has ever felt the pangs and awkwardness of teenage love will get this. Anyone who had a dream that will never come true will get this.
But this is no Mills & Boon type love story. Jumpers for Goalposts by Tom Wells is set in the scruffy reality of the changing room of a 5-a-side football team. The team, Barely Athletic are in a league with three other teams (Man City, Tranny United and Lesbian Rovers) and player/manager Viv (Vivienne Gibb) desperately wants to win the trophy.
The story of Viv’s ambitions runs alongside the blossoming love affair between the two youngest players in the team, Luke and Danny.
Luke is played exquisitely by Philip Duguid-McQuillan, shy, nervous, talkative, tingling with the delights of a first kiss. The slightly more experienced Danny is played by Jamie Samuel with enormous warmth and tenderness toward his new love and the rest of the team.
Jumpers for Goalposts is produced jointly by the Hull Truck Company, Paines Plough and Watford Palace Theatre.
To book tickets call the box office on 020 8743 5050 or book tickets online.
November 29, 2013