A father. A son. A club. A Town. A game. Fly Half.
Fly Half is a new play with original songs that tells the tale of a rugby playing steel worker from South Wales. Set in an industrial town, this play is a celebration of working class families who head out to the match each week, stand pitch side with pride, supporting their local team. A lyrical hymn to one man’s passion for his family, his town and his beloved game. Fly Half is a story of love, loss, community and sport, that rages against the beige of modern life.
Fly Half was awarded Critic’s Choice of 2018 by British Theatre Guide and BritishTheatre.com
Duration: 60 minutes
Suitable for ages 14+
“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
“Welsh pride and passion, the mythology of rugby and the reality of working class life. Lagden’s script is collieries deep”
5 stars britishtheatre.com
The ERT Team: We have a committed Board, comprising of professional theatre-makers and business experts. Patrons: Dame Judi Dench and Sir Mark Rylance Ambassadors: John Godber & Richard Bean Associated Artists: Mark Addy, Berwick Kaler, William Houston, Anna Maxwell-Martin, David Bradley Directors of the Board: Adrian Rawlins – Artistic Director Vincent Regan – Creative Director Chris Wade – Music and Comedy Programming Anne Cooper – Planning and Funding Sue Kirkman – Manager John Merrylees – Technical Production Tom Wilders – Finance