11th-23rd September 2017
Written just before the classic Hobson’s Choice, Brighouse’s north-country comedy-drama is set in the world of pre-WW1 football.
On the day of a crucial fixture, the romance between the manager’s free-spirited daughter and the star centre-forward is put at risk by the threat of club bankruptcy, match-fixing and a battleaxe mother. A recently-rediscovered minor gem.
THE GAME by Harold Brighouse (1912), Directed by Pam Naylor