Fever Pitch, the hugely successful play adapted by Paul Hodson from Nick Hornby’s best-selling book, is back on stage and plays at Oxford Playhouse on Friday 21 September at 8pm.
From the rootlessness of 60’s suburbia and through the Highbury turnstiles, Hornby was instantly fixated with Arsenal Football Club. This is his tale of family, football, class, identity and joy.
Harking back to the days when football was the people’s game rather than the plaything of corporate sponsors and oligarchs, Fever Pitch is a timely reminder of the ‘old days’ of the beautiful game. The play follows Nick’s journey from a young boy, taken to Highbury for the first time by his dad, through adolescence and on into adulthood – with every moment measured against Arsenal fixtures.
The true story of what it is to be a fan, football supporters across the land will recognise themselves in Nick, regardless of their team allegiance. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of this ground breaking book that changed people’s attitudes towards the national game, Fever Pitch is fast, funny, exhilarating theatre.
Tickets for Fever Pitch at Oxford Playhouse are available from the Ticket Office on 01865 305305 or book online at http://www.oxfordplayhouse.com