Image by James Ballard
by Tom Wells
Directed by Tom Healey
With Kate Cole, Johnathan Peck, Ray Chong Nee, Paul Denny & Rory Kelly
Set & Costume Designer Jacob Battista
Lighting Designer Clare Springett
Stage Manager Rebekah Gibbs
Meet team Barely Athletic. They’re part of the gay, lesbian and transexual football league in Hull. Luke wants Danny, but Danny has a secret. Joe is happy in goal but Geoff wants a headline gig. Viv just wants to beat the lesbians to the league title. Game on.
Jumpers for Goalposts is a blissfully funny romantic comedy about friendship and finding your way. This endearing and poignant play further confirms Wells’ reputation as one of the UK’s most outstanding young playwrights.
17th November – 20th December
Q&A with cast 4th December
… one of Britain’s best young playwrights… Barely Athletic may struggle to win matches, but this affecting production has no trouble winning hearts. ★★★
– Rebecca Harkins-Cross, The Age
Tom Healey’s graceful production is especially well cast and beautifully acted.
– Chris Boyd, The Australian
Jumpers for Goalposts is wry, moving, hilarious and unfashionably beautiful. ★★★☆
– Byron Bache, Herald Sun