Ridiculusmus: Total Football
As sports world bigwigs prepared to descend on London for this year's games and bureaucratic busybodies try to figure out how best to exploit the national fervour, Ridiculusmus come to Lancaster with its very own satirical take on it all - Total Football.
Picking over football systems, political wrangling and changing-room banter, Total Football tackles the big questions of life: immortality, happiness and why England always lose. From the controversial attempt to create a united UK football team for the 2012 games, to one man’s attempts to reproduce when he can’t even explain the offside rule, Ridiculusmus has patched up its metatarsals to examine the melting pot of what it means to be British today.
Building on the company’s reputation for making seriously funny, multi-award winning theatre and masterfully inventive comic writing, Total Football is a wickedly clever, mischievously sharp, and acutely observed meditation on our times.
Total Football has been co-commissioned by the Barbican, London, in association with Belfast Festival at Queens, National Theatre Wales & National Theatre of Scotland.
Free post-show discussion after Tuesday's performance.
...this wry look at British identity through the lens of football is bang on target: droll, daft and deft