The seven subjects of the titular monologues include forthright industry businesswoman Kimberley (Emma Amos, Goodnight Sweetheart), troubled footballer Mark (Samuel Anderson, Doctor Who) & oft-berated referee Colin (Mark Hadfield), who each reveal moving testimonies & uncover the keenly-observed idiosyncracies of football for fans, players and beyond, touched by its wide-reaching impact.
Perfectly pitched, this theatrically staged series of monologues rings true to anyone passionate about football, with the warmly familiar characters portrayed ringing true to the ardent sporting and fan communities across the UK.
Drawing from director Greg Cruttwell’s own lived experience as a football coach, this is an incredibly perceptive look at the people behind the game. We’re thrilled to welcome Greg Cruttwell to the Tyneside for a special Q&A screening of this brilliant film.
The feature will be preceeded by the short film Robbie Dale on the Wall by Tyneside Cinema’s in-house filmmaker Alex Ayre.
In 2021, the wall of a chip shop in Northumberland was transformed forever in tribute to a local legend. This short documentary chronicles the painting of a mural for Blyth Spartans footballer Robbie Dale – the first of its kind to ever be produced for a non-league player.
Through contributions from the local community and his footballing peers, we explore public adoration towards Robbie and his skills, which are unparalleled in grassroots football.