This House UK Tour

23rd Feb 2018 - 2nd Jun 2018

Book Tickets

Meek

31st Jul 2018 - 22nd Sep 2018

Book Tickets

The English Game

A group of men in cricket whites,holding cricket bats watching a game of cricket.

By Richard Bean. Directed by Sean Holmes.

In association with Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre.

The Nightwatchmen: an amateur London cricket team, making up for in enthusiasm what they lack in ability. As they gather on a sunny Sunday to face Bernard and his ethnically diverse and highly talented squad, Will, Thiz, Clive and their team-mates spend the day smoking, drinking tea and discussing love, politics and the correct interpretation of the LBW law...

The world premiere of Richard Bean's dazzling new play, exploring the modern British psyche through the powerful lens of a simple game of cricket. At once brilliantly funny, true and touching, The English Game is a timely and revealing look at the political and social tensions which underpin modern society.

  • I've wasted the whole of my life playing this game.
  • It's claimed my knees and it occupies every spare synapse in my brain.
  • I'm not even sure I like it anymore...
  • ★★★★ wildly entertaining and strangely moving Guardian
  • ★★★★ bittersweet and humanely perceptive comedy The Independent
  • ★★★★ jocularly yet tenderly argues that national values, like team membership, may be dearly felt but are not the be-all and end-all Financial Times