British Youth Music Theatre (BYMT) is delighted to bring their new, uplifting and empowering musical Our Girls, Our Game exploring the history of female football and celebrating its dashing culture will be performed at the Studio Venue, Bradford Theatres on 21-22 August.
Discover the incredible story of one of the first women’s football teams in England, and its fearless members.
Set in Preston, Lancashire against the backdrop of The Great War, this bold and empowering new musical will explore the triumphs, heartbreaks and sacrifices of the amazing women behind the Dick, Kerr Ladies Football Club. Drawing crowds of 60,000 people to their matches, this group of WWI munition workers were not only the leading lights of women’s English football but were also pioneers of social change during and after WWI.
Writer Victoria Saxton: “During WWI women’s football was actually quite prolific. A lot of the munition factories had female football teams who were positively featured in the press at the time and toured all over the country. They’d sell out Stamford Bridge and some of the girls became celebrities. One player, Lilly Parr, scored more goals in her lifetime than Messi and Ronaldo combined! The FA Ban set women’s football back about 50 years and this is heart-breaking.”
From an exceptional young company of emerging talent, comes an empowering new musical featuring an intrepid all-female cast. Directed by Charlotte Westenra (The Old Vic, The Arcola Theatre), this uplifting musical will explore the enduring power of female friendship and what happens when women work together.
Director Charlotte Westenra (Old Vic, The Arcola Theatre) says: “After a very long wait I’m thrilled to be back working with the exception BYMT company creating a totally original, devised new music with the talents of Vikki Stone, Victoria Saxton and a company of bright and brilliant young women. OUR GIRLS OUR GAME celebrates the power of collective female endeavour.”
Creative Team: Writer Victoria Saxton | Director Charlotte Westenra | Composer & Musical Director Vikki Stone | Choreographer Jane McMurtrie.
Don’t miss out, book your tickets now: https://www.bradford-theatres.co.uk/whats-on/british-youth-music-theatre-our-girls-our-game