An Evening with Gary Lineker

A comedy by Arthur Smith & Chris England

Directed and produced by: Peter Burton

Production Date: May 2008

It is July 4th 1990 and England are just about to play West Germany in that fateful semi-final of the world cup, Italia 90. As Pavarotti prepares to sing Nessun Dorma and Gazza fills up those tear ducts, Monica and Bill get ready for the biggest night of their lives.. Monica, who fantasises about the love of her life (Gary Lineker) has brought Bill to Majorca to sort out their shaky marriage. The trouble is that Bill is hiding in his own world of football (Spurs and England) and just wants to watch the game. Ian, Bills’ nerdy work colleague, has joined them, much to the disgust of Monica, and he is joined by Birgitta, a dazzling German tourist rep who has a thing for Kevin Keegan. The set is completed when the excessive Dan who has a thing for all women, including Birgitta and Monica, turns up completely unexpected. If you’re a football hater, don’t worry, it’s a play about relationships, about the breakdown of marriage and the way we try to keep things alive in our minds. If you’re a relationship hater, don’t worry, it’s a play about how England came so close on that unforgettable night….. or did we? Whatever you like, it’s rip-roaringly funny, it’s brash, it’s sad, and original. Warning - contains moderate language.

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Reviews

Reviewer Date
Daily Echo May 2008 Read
Parish Pages (Word version) June 2008 Read


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