Friendly Matches

a play of two halves!

Author: Vicky Ireland


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This immensely versatile two act musical play is clever and funny and is for anyone who has ever been to school and played or watched football.? Vicky Ireland has scored again with this second musical play featuring poems and characters created by Allan Ahlberg and it promises to be as endearing and hugely popular as Three Cheers for Mrs Butler!Friendly Matches includes 14? Allan Ahlberg poems set to music.? The play follows the fortunes of a failing football team and its coach, introduces school staff and parents, and features the Betsy Street Booters – a terrifying girls’ team, as well as an entire?football team comprised of highly unlikely historical characters.??This cleverly conceived play?is not difficult to stage and has a wide variety of additional musical and dramatic applications.?An ideal production for schools and drama groups everywhere, the two acts of 40 minutes each can be performed by children of Primary age and older, adults or a mixture of both, with or without music and songs.

Cast requirements: minimum cast of?7 or a large cast of any size (26 characters – 19 speaking parts)

Amateur performance licences are available from Dramatic Lines on request and cost ?18.00 per performance.?Applications for professional performance licences must be made in advance before rehearsals begin.