Writer’s Leeds United play is set for home fixtures

Leeds United stage-play Marching On Together (picture by Tania van Amse).
Leeds United stage-play Marching On Together (picture by Tania van Amse).
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A Leeds United play that has netted rave reviews in London will soon be back on home turf.

Marching On Together, about life as a United fan in the 1980s, has been a big hit during a run at the capital’s Old Red Lion Theatre this month.

Now it is heading to Leeds for six free performances in no-nonsense venues including Holbeck WMC and Armley Liberal Club.

The play’s writer, Adam Hughes, 24, from Cross Gates, told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “We’ve been delighted with the reception we have had in London.

“It will be great to bring it home and take it into communities where it will hopefully resonate really strongly.”

Marching On Together tells the story of Macca, a reformed football hooligan released from a jail sentence into a Yorkshire feeling the harsh effects of the miners’ strike of 1984 and 1985.

Its four-week run in London has played to packed houses, with some performances being attended by people who have travelled down from Leeds.

The production has been hailed as a “well-observed examination” by The Stage and an “important and relevant” work by UK Theatre.

Marching On Together’s first performance in Leeds will be at Belle Isle WMC next Monday, March 2, starting at 7pm.

It will then visit Holbeck WMC (March 3, 7pm), Armley Liberal Club (March 4, 3pm), Moortown WMC (March 5, 7pm), Swarcliffe WMC (March 6, 7pm) and Beeston WMC (March 7, 11am).

The play’s hometown run is being backed by Arts Council England and Leeds Inspired.

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Sarah Champion MP

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