The incredible story of the cup-winning Blyth Spartans Ladies
- Age RatingSuitable for Under 12
- Next PerformanceApril 22, 2024 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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produced by Wisecrack Productions
written by Ed Waugh, directed by Russell Floyd
The incredible story of the cup-winning Blyth Spartans Ladies and their unbeaten football team during World War 1.
An exhilarating play about the selfless women footballers who worked in dangerous jobs as munitionettes at the Port of Blyth, unloading and loading shells from and for the front.
Despite their daily, hard, physical work and competition from dozens of teams based on Tyneside, Wearside, Middlesbrough, Hartlepool and Darlington, Blyth Spartans Ladies became the best team in the North East in 1918. Sadly these heroic women have been largely forgotten...until now!
These limited London shows at the Bread and Roses theatre are an out-of town run before Wor Bella transfers to the 1200-seat Newcastle Theatre Royal.
" A rollercoaster ride of laughter and euphoria to sadness and anger... mesmerising" - The Journal
“Unbelievable... special” - Shields Gazette
“Rave reviews with both staff and customers. A must see!” - Kyle Crook, Theatre Operational Manager, Blyth Phoenix
“Brilliant...went down a storm with the audience” - Katy Taylor, Artistic Director, Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham
" Wor Bella was fantastic" - Becky Kelly Marketing & PR Officer, Alnwick Playhouse
“We were thrilled to see how well the show was received” - Phil Smith, Theatre Director, Playhouse Whitley Bay
Bella Reay: Catherine Dryden (Pitman Painters, The Play that Goes Wrong) Wor Bella features a to-camera cameo by Alan Shearer.
Running Time: 2 hours with interval
Audience warnings: age 10+