The Giant Killers

Author(s): Eve Pearson-Wright and Andrew Pearson-Wright Company: Long Lane Theatre Company

Previously reserved for only the country’s wealthiest gentlemen, The Giant Killers tells the true story of the first team of workers to compete in the FA Cup, shining a light on the history of competitive football.

Set in 1870s Lancashire, amidst the poverty and social unrest caused by the cotton famine, Darwen FC rose up to become a shining beacon of hope for their town. Facing challenges both on and off the pitch, the team of workers faced lords, knights and peers as they fought to make football a game for the masses, not just the wealthy and privileged.

While the workers of the town prepare to strike, the football team becomes their representative—a chance to show the world that they are worth more than what they are being given and that they are just as good as their wealthy opponents.

Exploring class and poverty, The Giant Killers follows the cup run that would change not just football, but the country forever.

Performances

Venue: Darwen Library Theatre, Darwen Dates:
Venue: Theatre Royal Winchester, Winchester Dates:
Venue: Junction, Goole Dates:
Venue: Skipton Town Hall, Skipton Dates:
Venue: National Football Museum, Manchester Dates:

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