Fri 12 Mar
- The Lowry, Salford Quays
Sarah McDonald Hughes
Directed By Martin Gibbons
MAINE ROAD is a story about football, family, bricks and mortar, premièred at the 24:7 Theatre Festival 2009 to resounding 4 star reviews and sell out performances. The production then toured in 2010 following production by the BBC as a Radio 4 afternoon play.
Leo is an avid City fan who finds his team packing up and leaving at the same time as his whole word falls apart. It is May 2003 and as the last game at Manchester City’s Maine Road stadium approaches, a family in mourning face their own struggle to survive. Let down by those he depends on most, Leo escapes into football and City, knowing that soon they’ll be gone too.
Supported by Arts Council England Maine Road toured from The Lowry to Whitby Hall, Ellesmere Port; Saltburn Community Theatre and Halifax Square Chapel.
- Friday 12 March
"It’s not hard to see why the BBC were so enthusiastic about the radio version of this play… Great stuff, with some tremendous performances."City Life - M.E.N.
"Maine Road is a gentle and moving play examining the effect of change upon those things from which we derive our identity and sense of community…. Maine Road avoids nostalgia to deliver a bittersweet, moving tale that is highly recommended."whatsonstage.com