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Written by Rob Ward and directed by Bex Bowsher, Love It If We Beat Them is a new political drama that explores a time of significant change in the identity of North East communities and perfectly captures a moment in recent history that defines who we are today.

A Live Theatre production in association with Emmerson and Ward Productions, the play is a powerful blend of football, politics and the labour of love.

In Spring 1996, Kevin Keegan’s Newcastle United are riding high in the Premier League. Tony Blair’s New Labour are gathering pace. Hope is in the air and victory seems within reach. Len, a long term hard left activist, decides to run as a candidate for local Labour MP, but the arrival of Victoria as front runner throws a spanner in the works.

As tensions rise on and off the pitch and loyalties are tested, the winning team will be decided in an explosive head-to-head challenge. Containing strong language and themes of child loss, this two hour play is suitable for anyone over 14 with a passion for football, politics or simply a curiosity about the recent local history that has shaped our city and communities.

We love it if we beat them, that’s the truth of it. Losing is no fun at all.

Love It We Beat Them is at Live Theatre Newcastle from Thursday 2nd – Saturday 25th March

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