Directors’ Festival: Jumpers for Goalposts A witty and heart-felt comedy

Directors’ Festival: Jumpers for Goalposts

The Wardrobe Theatre

Key Information
  • Dates Fri 13 May 2022 - Sat 14 May 2022
  • Location The Wardrobe Theatre
  • Ticket Price

    £10 per double bill
    £35 for all eight plays

  • Times

    7.30pm; 2.30pm matinee

  • Written by Tom Wells
    Directed by Becks Granger
    Designed by Robbie McDonnell

A witty and heart-felt comedy

“Meant to be a laugh isn’t it? I thought? Sort of, comedy team names, nothing too, just, banter.”

Following the journey of Hull’s LGBTQ+ pub league team Barely Athletic, this joyous comedy focuses on the five members of the team as they try and play their way to victory.

Luke fancies Danny, but Danny’s got a secret. Geoff wants a headline gig; Viv wants to win; and Joe just wants to get by. Tom Wells’ light-hearted play shows a changing room full of friendship, football antics, and finding your way. Game on.

This amateur production of Jumpers for Goalposts is presented by arrangement with Nick Hern Books.
This play is part of a double bill with Girl in the Machine as part of Directors’ Festival 2022.


Viv Evie Hargreaves

Joe Peter Burley

Geoff Max Guest

Danny Josh Penrose

Luke Ajani Cabey

Creative and Technical Team

Director Becks Granger

Designer Robbie McDonnell

Voice Coach Charles McCollom-Cartwright

Voiceover by Joe Usher

Lighting Designer and Operator David Bath

Sound Designer and Operator Ebony Hayes

Assistant Production Manager Joe Culpin

Costumer Supervisor Arthur Wyatt

Stage Manager Jack Bain

Deputy Stage Manager Elspeth Goodman

Construction Supervisor and Prop Maker Elspeth Goodman

One of my favourite parts about BOVTS is that it feels ‘homegrown’. From the set to the costume, lighting, acting and sound, every single aspect of a theatre production or film is down to the students. The location of Clifton is so serene and the School being so small everyone knows each other and it feels so personal and special. Violet Morris, BA Professional Acting Student