“Leaves you alert and exhilarated.” - Fringe Review

1997. Last year England made it to the semi-finals of Euro 96, Gina G came third in Eurovision and 13 year-old Lizzie went to her first in-person football game: Coventry vs. Manchester City. Not the Man City of today, oil and superstars, but the old Man City - a bit rubbish, but with good fans. Lizzie fell in love with the beautiful game that day, and she’s been obsessed ever since. But then something happens to make her question her place in the stands. ENG-ER-LAND is an energetic play about who’s really on your team.

Thursday 16th December 2021, 7:30pm

The Station, Silver Street, BS1 2AG

“A joy to watch” - The Reviews Hub

Walking up to Highfield Road for the first time was mind blowing. Seeing all the other people with their shirts and scarfs, feeling like you’re part of that, feeling that excitement in the air.

Supported by The Football Supporters’ Association and with public funding from Arts Council England.

Directed by Rikki Beadle-Blair

Produced by Alistair Wilkinson for WoLab

Choreography by Nadia Sohawon

Sound Design by Tingying Dong

Dramaturgy by Milli Bhatia

About the company

Hannah Kumari is a performer, writer, and theatre maker originally from the Midlands and now based in Frome. She has collaborated with organisations including Channel 4, Universal Spain, Little Angel and Horse & Bamboo, and has been featured on BBC Sportshour, Channel 5 News and BBC Newsnight. Hannah was recently commissioned by The Wardrobe Ensemble to develop & present a new piece of theatre. She creates interdisciplinary work inspired by her own experiences.

ENG-ER-LAND had its premiere with a sold-out run at Jermyn Street Theatre in London in June 2021.

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Ticket booking closes at 5:00pm on 16th Dec. On the door tickets are available.

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