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By Far The Greatest Team

Thu 17 Sep–Sun 20 Sep 2015
  • The Lowry, Salford Quays

Ian Kershaw
Sarah McDonald Hughes
Andrew Sheridan
Lindsay Williams

Dramaturgy by Suzanne Bell
Set design by Lois Maskell
Sound by Ben Almond
Lighting by Dave Wimpenny
Stage Management Hannah Blamire
Production Assistant Mayur Patel
Monkeywood Theatre in association with The Lowry
Directed By Martin Gibbons

One City.  Two Teams.

In BY FAR THE GREATEST TEAM, four outstanding Mancunian writers explore what it is to be a football fan in four brand new plays.  Told in a game of two halves, BY FAR THE GREATEST TEAM tells new stories about Manchester City, Manchester United, identity, community, belonging and asks why the beautiful game has such an impact on our lives, season after season.

BY FAR THE GREATEST TEAM is supported with funding from Arts Council England through Grants for the Arts and in partnership with The Lowry and the National Football Museum.

Running Time: 90 mins plus 20 min interval.
Age guidance: 13+ (strong language)

  • Thursday 17 September
  • Friday 18 September
  • Saturday 19 September
  • Saturday 19 September
  • Sunday 20 September


If you’re from the North, or if you’re a football fan, or even if you’ve seen one football game in your life, By Far The Greatest Team knows exactly what you’re like and welcomes you with open arms, a big grin and a pat on the back.

A Younger Theatre

This production is a must-see for die-hard football fans and theatre lovers alike.

**** Upstaged Manchester

As a neutral, I could still feel my skin tingling at the thought of watching a game of football and the passion that you feel for a team during the ups and downs of a match which has been captured magnificently in all four plays.

Lancashire Life

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