Popular rugby comedy to entertain at Oldham Coliseum

A HILARIOUS underdog story brings the world of amateur rugby league up close and personal in ‘Up ‘N’ Under’ at Oldham Coliseum in October.

The Cobblers’ Arms have never been beaten in Castleford’s seven-a-side tournament.

Ex-pro Arthur Hoyle thinks he can change their winning streak with a new crack team of players and stakes his house on it in a bet with the Cobblers’ manager, Reg.

The trouble is that Arthur’s new team is more cracked than crack and their pride lies in their unbroken record of defeat.

‘Up ‘N’ Under’ premiered in 1984 and won the Lawrence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy the same year. It was adapted into a film in 1998, starring Gary Olsen as Arthur.

It is written by John Godber, one of the most performed writers in the English Language. He was Artistic Director of Hull Truck for 26 years, taking it from bankruptcy in 1984 to its new home in a £15 million theatre in 2010.

Since then his plays have continued to tour the UK and have been seen by over 100,000 people.

‘Up ’N’ Under’ comes to Oldham Coliseum on Friday 6 – Saturday 21 October. Tickets can be booked by calling the Box Office on 0161 624 2829 or online: www.coliseum.org.uk

 

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