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The Beautiful Game

presented by Next Door Dance & House Theatre

Some love it, others loathe it, but we can’t avoid it – it’s everywhere! A laugh-out-loud look at our undying obsession with football, celebrating everything from weird match-day rituals to ridiculous armchair punditry. The Beautiful Game explores the highs and lows of football fandom – it may even attempt to explain the offside rule. 

Four women deliver a knockout performance in this ballsy, high-energy show which is brimming with nostalgia and set to a backdrop of chant-along hits and a buzzing soundtrack.  

Even if football isn’t your thing, this electric, feel-good show will persuade you of its charms.  

Following a run at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe and a Live and Local tour, Next Door Dance’s The Beautiful Game is back on the road in spring 2022, with fixtures all around the UK. 

Running time: 55 minutes. There is no interval.
Age guidance: 7+ 

Photo credit: Gavin Mawditt

This performance is presented on tour by house, an initiative delivered by Farnham Maltings and funded by Arts Council England. 

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