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Theatre: Fly Half - The Play

Following advice from the Government for people to avoid public places including restaurants and theatres, Rosehill Theatre and The Green Room restaurant are closed until further notice and bookings have been suspended. We will reopen as soon as it is considered safe and sensible to do so.

Performance details

Fly Half is a new play by Gary Lagden, with original songs by Gareth Moulton, that tells the tale of a rugby-playing steel worker from South Wales.

Set in an industrial town, it's a celebration of working-class families who head out to the game each week, stand pitch side with pride, supporting their local grassroots team.

A lyrical hymn to one man's passion for his family, his town and his beloved game of rugby, Fly Half is a story of love, loss, community and sport, which rages against the beige of modern life. It was awarded Critics' Choice of 2018 by British Theatre Guide and BritishTheatre.com

It is beautifully written - an extended poem, a free verse epic utilising the alliterative tricks and phrasing of Dylan Thomas to provide a rich, aural experience: "him, battered and bruised and beaming". Fly Half deftly charts rugby's metamorphosis from the old-style punch of the '60s, '70s and '80s to the professionalism and perfect physiques of the modern game
British Theatre Guide

Production team

Writer/actor Gary Lagden
Gary is a Port Talbot born actor who trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and has toured internationally in more than 80 plays. For the past four years, he has returned to RADA as a director of Shakespeare, working with the Foundation, BA and Short Course actors.

Composer/musician Gareth Moulton
Gareth is an accomplished singer, songwriter, musician, who tours internationally with various bands such as Go West and Holly Johnson, and is a regular member of Cutting Crew, Wang Chung and the Snake Davis Band. He wowed the Rosehill audience when he performed with Snake Davis in July 2019 and it's a delight to welcome him back, this time with a very different project.

Director Geoff Bullen
Geoff has directed at RADA since the 1970s and has many critically acclaimed directing credits to his name, including the 60th anniversary of The Mousetrap in the West End.

Producer Jayne Williams

Pre-performance dining

The Green Room is open for pre-performance dining, with à la carte options served all day from 12pm. A pre-theatre menu is available at £22 for two courses and £25 for three.

The restaurant is very busy before performances and reservations are advisable. Book and pre-pay online with your tickets (please state preferred time of dining in the "booking notes" field) or call the box office.

Performance times and tickets

  • Friday 18 September • 8pm
  • Tickets
    £15 • £7.50 U26
    Plus booking fee

    Pre-performance dining
    Three-course menu £25 • two-course menu £22

  • Suitable for ages 14+
    Running time 60 minutes

    A booking fee of up to £1.50 applies to most transactions

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