The Beautiful Game

One of biggest stars in world football suddenly announces their retirement from the game, at the age of twenty-five!

As everybody comes to terms with the shock decision, the football world and the media look for answers as to why this has happened, and begin to discover how damaging it could be not only to the player, but to the game itself...

Length of play approx. 90 minutes plus stoppage time


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Writer and director: Kevin Lee

Lighting design: Ali Hunter


About the Company: Kevin Lee

Kevin Lee is a playwright from Sydenham in South East London. His previous work includes:

Behind Closed Doors (Drayton Arms Theatre), Different Class (Barons Court, Etcetera Theatre), Time for Heroes (Barons Court), Cyrano of Brixton (The Brockley Jack Theatre), girl-friend (The Hen and Chickens Theatre, Barons Court Theatre)

Company Reviews

What reviewers have said about Kevin Lee’s previous work:

A triumph of the dialogue that it doesn’t cast judgement, it simply listens – Everything theatre

This new play should be applauded for not following what seems to be a pervasive trend in contemporary theatre – londontheatre1

An authentic and heartfelt drama about friendship, love, and war from one of London’s most talented young writers – Everything theatre

A production that is rich in both comedy and drama – remotegoat

A play that everyone must see! – The upcoming

Kevin Lee has undoubtedly created a brilliant piece here – upper –circle

An insightful, realistic depiction of young relationships in our millennial age, allowing us as the audience to reflect and relate – Everything theatre

Both comedy and startling accuracy came through right from the opening scene and the laugh out loud moments continued throughout – upper-circle

★★★★ – Remotegoat         ★★★★ – Upper circle

★★★★★ – Everything theatre    ★★★★ – The Upcoming

                  ★★★★ – South London Press

Production Details

    Run Time:
  • One Act: 90 mins

  • Age Restrictions:
  • 12

  • Tickets:
  • £16.00 Standard
  • £12.00 Concession
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  • Tue 28th Aug 2018 - 7:30 pm
  • Wed 29th Aug 2018 - 7:30 pm
  • Thu 30th Aug 2018 - 7:30 pm
  • Fri 31st Aug 2018 - 7:30 pm
  • Sat 1st Sep 2018 - 3:00 pm
  • Sat 1st Sep 2018 - 7:30 pm
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