The Eagle and the Seagull
Two England football fans share a Spanish police cell, and find out they are deadly rivals.
Suitable for Age 15 +
After a violent incident on a train, two England football fans who were on their way to an international match find themselves thrown together in a Spanish police cell.
The fans quickly find out that one of them supports Brighton, and the other supports Crystal Palace, two teams with a bizarre and intense rivalry between them. Despite being in another country and both wearing England shirts, their home team prejudices soon arise.
The police try to find out what happened on the train, the temperature in the cell keeps rising, and the two football fans undertake a funny yet dark exploration of identity, belonging, personal history and pointless animosity.
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★★★★ The 730 Review "Exemplary writing… great storytelling and truly memorable lines … I commend the writing and two excellent performances…”
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Theatre, Drama/Black comedy
DATES AND TIMES
Tue 16 May @ 7:30pm
Wed 17 May @ 7:30pm
Thur 18 May @ 7:30pm
Fri 19 May @ 7:30pm
Sat 20 May @ 7:30pm
Sun 21 May @ 7:30pm
RUNNING TIME: 75min
The Rotunda Theatre
Directed by Sally Toynton
Produced by Luke Adamson, Joseph Lindoe, Alex Donald
Written by Tim Connery
Oliver Joseph Brooke as Terry
Barnaby Jago as Lucien
Mark Steere as the Chief Inspector
Stage D’or in association
with JLA Productions