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Drama 7 - 22 October 2016

An Oldham Coliseum Production
Jumpers For Goalposts

Barely Athletic are at the bottom of their town’s LGBT league. Yes, they’ve had their triumphs, like trouncing Tranny United, but let’s face it, Utd’s striker was wearing a leopard skin mini skirt and the rest of the team were sporting stilettoes. Victories like these are rare and Barely Athletic has got players who struggle to make the running for the weekly team sheet.

But ambitious player-coach and sometimes pub landlady Viv, thrown out of the Lesbian Rovers for being too bossy, wants them to aim high. To get to third place. In a league of four.

Has Viv got more than her work cut out? She’s got Beardy Geoff, a gay busker, plus the token straight, the clinically depressed Joe, her bereaved brother-in-law. And is everyone concentrating on the game on the field? Or are there games off pitch that are taking her players’ eyes off the ball?

Save Money with a Coliseum Season Ticket
This production is part of the Coliseum's season ticket offer - Four plays for just £68 or less. Contact the Box Office for more information on 0161 624 2829.

Full: £14.50 - £22.50
Concs: £14.50 - £20.50
Get In! Under 26? See the show for £6 - limited tickets available

Concessionary rates are available to retired patrons over 65, full-time students, registered unemployed people and eligible people with a disability. Proof of ID is required when buying or picking up tickets. Only one discount per ticket.
If you feel you are entitled to a concession due to a disability or have specific access requirements please contact the Box Office directly on 0161 624 2829 or at to discuss your visit to the Coliseum.

Group Discounts
Groups of 10 + get £3 off full price evening ticket with one free for every 10 tickets booked

Off-Peak Performance
Tuesday 11 October, 7.30pm

Meet The Cast
Thursday 13 October (after the show)

Audio Described Performance (Described by Chris Berry)
Thursday 20 October, 7.30pm

BSL Performance
Friday 14 October, 7.30pm

Part of the Season Ticket Deal

Production Information:

Directed by Chris Lawson

Designed by Anna Reid

Lighting Designer Mike Clarke

Sound Designer Lorna Munden

Written by Tom Wells

Book Tickets:

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"You go and see the show and leave the theatre feeling you have made new friends" - The Telegraph

"Makes you laugh out loud one minute and tugs at the heart strings the next." - North West End

"Laugh out loud and fall in love with these delightfully enigmatic people. An evening of pure pleasure" - The Reviews Hub


Luke Bailey
Adam Barlow
Beardy Geoff
Sally Carman
Graeme Hawley
Will Mytum