Fly Half
  • London Fringe

A Father. A Son. A Club. A Town. A Game. Fly Half. Fly Half is a new play by Gary Lagden, with original songs by Gareth Moulton, that tells the story of a rugby playing steelworker from South Wales. A lyrical hymn to one man's passion for his family, his town and his beloved game of rugby. Set in an industrial town, this play is a celebration of working class families who head out to the game each week, stand pitch side with pride, supporting their local grassroots team. Fly Half is a story of love, loss, community and sport, that rages against the beige of modern life. Directed by Geoff Bullen 'A piece created from the heart, and Port Talbot born Lagden knows all about Welsh pride and passion, the mythology of rugby and the reality of working class life. Lagden's play is collieries deep' - 5 stars, British Theatre 'It is beautifully written - an extended poem, a free verse epic utilising the alliterative tricks and phrasing of Dylan Thomas to provide a rich, aural experience: "him, battered and bruised and beaming". Fly Half deftly charts rugby's metamorphosis from the old-style punch of the '60s, '70s and '80s to the professionalism and perfect physiques of the modern game.' - British Theatre Guide 'Battered, Bruised and Beaming' Suitable for ages 14+

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