The Beautiful Game

Next Door Dance and house present  

The Beautiful Game 

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. 

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Audience information 

Running time/interval length: 55 minutes. There is no interval
Age guidance: 7+
Warnings: None 
Photo credit: Daniel Chatterton-James 
Production photos: Gavin Mawditt  

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‘Physical theatre at its best’ (Seeing Dance)
‘A joyous nostalgia trip’ (Fest Magazine)  
‘Amazing, funny, MUST-see show’ (Edinburgh Festival 2019 audience member) 

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Next Door Dance are an all-female dance theatre company based in the East Midlands creating performances that are witty, relevant and thought provoking. They love to celebrate the everyday; with tongues planted firmly in their cheeks, their performances leave audiences grinning from ear to ear. 

www.nextdoordance.co.uk

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

Tour Dates

Date Time Venue Booking Information
04/02/2022 7.30pm - 8.25pm The Place Bedford Book here
05/02/2021 - 05/02/2022 8pm - 8.55pm GlassBox Theatre Book here
07/02/2022 4pm - 4.55pm South Hill Park Arts Centre Book here
09/02/2022 7.30pm - 8.25pm The Kenton Theatre Book here
10/02/2022 7.30pm - 8.25pm Wells Maltings Book here
11/02/2022 7.30pm - 8.25pm The Corn Hall Book here
13/02/2022 2pm - 2.55pm Cranleigh Arts Centre Book here
15/02/2022 7.30pm - 8.25pm The Bay Theatre
16/02/2022 Old Town Hall Book here
17/02/2022 7.30pm - 8.25pm South Street Arts Centre Book here
18/02/2022 7.30pm - 8.25pm The Phoenix Theatre & Arts Centre. Book here
19/02/2022 7.30pm - 8.25pm Farnham Maltings Book here
20/02/2022 7.30pm - 8.25pm Ropetackle Arts Centre Book here
25/02/2022 7.30pm - 8.25pm The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre Book here
26/02/2022 7.30pm - 8.25pm Norwich Playhouse Book here