On tour from 15 September until 22 September, 2017
The Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield Fri 15 and Sat 16 Sept at 7.30pm
Theatre Royal Wakefield, Tues 18 and Wed 19 Sept at 7.30pm
Cast, Doncaster Wed 20 and Thurs 21 Sept at 7.30pm
The Civic, Barnsley Fri 22 Sept at 7.30pm
THEY ARE A NEW FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH. AND YOU MIGHT JUST KNOW A FEW OF THEM.
From the Golden Mile to the Gold Coast: THE RUCK is an energetic new play inspired by the first UK girls rugby league team to tour Australia.
All the way from Yorkshire UK, the original “County of Origin” of rugby league, comes a new force to be reckoned with in the sport: the mighty Batley Girls Under 16 team. This group of girls from a small Yorkshire town have grown up together and are ready for tough challenges on and off the pitch; but are they prepared for what’s in store on the other side of the world?
Follow the story of these inspirational young women as they overcome boy (and girl) problems, friendship dramas, racial discrimination and deep-hidden family secrets, all set against the backdrop of a changing community in a diverse industrial town.
Written by award-winning playwright Kevin Fegan and directed by Joyce Branagh, THE RUCK is a lively story told with physical theatre and music.
The Ruck will give a preview performance at Batley Festival on Saturday 9 September.
Tickets for shows at the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield are available here.
For more tour dates and tickets at other venues, please see below:
Also on tour at other venues:
Theatre Royal Wakefield – Monday 18 & Tuesday 19 September, 7.30pm
Box Office 01924 211311 Online www.theatreroyalwakefield.co.uk
Theatre Royal Wakefield, Drury Lane, Wakefield WF1 2TE
Cast, Doncaster – Wednesday 20 & Thursday 21 September, 7.30pm
Box Office 01302 303959 Online www.castindoncaster.com
Cast, Waterdale, Doncaster DN1 3BU
The Civic, Barnsley – Friday 22 September
Box Office 01226 327000 Online www.barnsleycivic.co.uk
The Civic, Hanson Street, Barnsley S70 2HZ