Why I Stuck a Flare Up My Arse for England

Theatre (new writing)

  • theSpace @ Niddry St - Studio
  • 22:20
  • Aug 4-12, 14-22
  • 50 minutes
  • Suitability: 18+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: RoxyDog – Alex Hill
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains distressing or potentially triggering themes, Nudity, Scenes of a sexual nature, Scenes of violence, Strobe lighting, Strong language/swearing
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months
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This is football. This is what defines my happiness. This is what makes or spoils a weekend. This is what fills my soul with joy and despair. Billy is a die-hard football fan. When he goes viral for sticking a flare between his bum cheeks before England's final, he begins to question his own love of the beautiful game. This new one-man play, written and performed by Alex Hill, asks what it means to be a "die-hard" football fan and explores themes of belonging, tribalism and toxic masculinity.

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