Roy Williams new play Sing Yer Heart Out For the Lads
Sing Yer Heart Out For The Lads is a shocking and abrasive look at the world of football fans and endemic racism in the working classes.
Roy Williams new play Sing Yer Heart Out For the Lads, running from the 22nd – 25th March – 7:30pm Matinees Thursday and Saturday 2:30pm
Pilot Theatre In partnership with York Theatre Royal Presents
Sing Your Heart Out For The Lads
By Roy Williams Directed by Marcus Romer
As part of the 25th anniversary celebrations for Pilot Theatre Company, a touring production of Roy Williams’ shocking and abrasive look at the world of football fans and endemic racism in the working classes is announced for the Autumn Season 2006.
First performed as part of the National theatre’s Transformations Season, Sing Your Heart Out For the Lads is a play that tells a story about the underbelly of contemporary England. Set in a pub during the course of an England v Germany game it shows a group of football fans whose fervour and passion for England is overshadowed by a violent mixture of racism, boredom and unfulfilled dreams. As the game kicks off, so too does the atmosphere in the pub.
Marcus Romer’s Pilot Theatre is dedicated to making work that focuses on the transition to adulthood that many of the characters in the play are making. The play tackles the sense that racism is an undeclared and endemic problem in the working classes in England, something that the rise of far right political parties in recent years seems to prove. The opinions and thoughts of young people within these communities is a clear indicator of what the future holds. Pilot Theatreís work listens and rather than moralise hopes to open the debate/encourage discussion (or similar).
Roy Williams is rapidly becoming one of the UK’s most sought after writers, his plays have won several awards including the Evening Standard Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright and he is currently on commission from the RSC and is also writing a play with Damon Albarn for the National Theatre.
Pilot Theatre celebrated its 25th anniversary last year with the launch of Sing Yer Heart Out For The Lads and projects for this year include a new production of Look Back In Anger at Harrogate Theatre and Oldham Coliseum and the world premiere of the adaptation of Anne Cassidyís, multi award winning novel Looking for JJ.
291 Mare St, London, E8 1EJ
22nd – 25th March – 7:30pm Matinees Thursday and Saturday 2:30pm
Tickets £16.50 – £10
Box Office: 020 8985 2424