Play tackles football racism & xenophobia21 April 2004

Roy William’s play, “Sing Yer Heart Out for the Lads,” returns to the Cottesloe Theatre in London this week. The play, which was first performed in 2002, is set in a Pub during England’s World Cup Qualifying match against Germany in 2000. It explores the issues of national identity and racism in football, as the pub crowd degenerate into a hotbed of xenophobia during England’s defeat.

The Cottesloe Theatre will be transformed into a South London boozer for the play, which is being shown again during the run up to the Euro 2004. The play runs from 23 April to 26 June 2004.