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Jumpers for Goalposts by Tom Wells


Jumpers for Goalposts by Tom Wells

A new edition of the The FIVE STAR (Telegraph, Independent, The Public Reviews) smash-hit comedy.Luke wants Danny, but Danny's got a secret. Joe wants to play second fiddle, but Geoff wants a headline gig. Viv just wants to beat the lesbians to the league title. Game on.Filled with Tom Wells' trademark witty and wonderful dialogue, Jumpers for Goalposts is a big-hearted romcom for the stage; a life-affirming testament to friendship and love that overflows with kindness, some sadness and a rich vein of humour and truth.Jumpers for Goalposts played to packed houses throughout the UK before enjoying an extended sold-out run at London's Bush Theatre.This volume now includes Tom Wells' short play Jonesy, the underdog story of an asthmatic teen who dreams of making a name for himself as a 'Netball Maverick' and earning the respect of the lads from GCSE PE.Jonesy was first performed as part of Symphony, co-produced by nabokov and Soho Theatre, at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.'An awful lot of fun...mines similarly delightful terrain to Wells' Jumpers for Goalposts' --Time Out LondonEqual parts exuberant and cute...entertaining and funny' --Broadway Baby


'Wells has that rare gift of being able to capture the goodness that resides amongst people with an unforced warmth and a highly observant ear and eye for comedy... unreservedly recommended' - Independent 'the delicate balance between humour and pathos is seldom achieved with such deftness... a stunning piece of writing - fresh, funny, painful, engaging' - The Stage 'finds extraordinary beauty in the ordinary lives of its characters' - Financial Times'

About the Author

Tom Wells is a playwright whose work has been staged by the West Yorkshire Playhouse, the Arcola, Paines Plough, and the Bush Theatre, amongst others. He is Associate Playwright at Hull Truck.

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Publication date

4th April 2013


Tom Wells

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Nick Hern Books


96 pages


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