Award-winning Live Wire Theatre with the support of The Arts Council is bringing a real treat to the rugby loving city of Bath. Their latest show intriguingly entitled Hands Up for Jonny Wilkinson’s Right Boot will be staged at The Rondo Theatre Bath from Weds 30th September to Sat 3rd October as part of the celebrations for The Rugby World Cup 2015.
The stellar cast for the show is led by Giles Coram who has just come out of the West End where he played the lead roleat The St Martin’s Theatre in Britain’s longest ever running theatre production, The Mousetrap.
Hands Up for Jonny Wilkinson’s Right Boot by Bath based playwright Dougie Blaxland, brings to life one of those unforgettable moments when everyone can remember exactly where they were and what they were doing: The Rugby World Cup Final 2003 – November 22nd 2003 to be precise; England versus Australia in Sydney and with just 26 seconds to the final whistle and the score standing at a tantalising 17-17 Jonny Wilkinson makes history by dropping a goal with his right boot to win the World Cup for England!
And twelve years on as we anticipate the dramas of the impending Rugby World Cup 2015, Live Wire Theatre are set tore-enact the history and drama of Jonny Wilkinson’s historic moment together with many other celebrated rugby memories in their innovative and fast moving production of Hands Up for Jonny Wilkinson’s Right Boot.
From the first British Lions tour to New Zealand in 1908 to Jonny Wilkinson’s 2003 drop goal via Nelson Mandela’s presentation of the first ever Rugby World Cup trophy to South African captain Francois Pienaar, Live Wire Theatre embark on a round-the-world-rugby-replay complete with songs, stories and physical re-enactments of matches and rugby rituals including the All-Blacks’ legendary Haka.
Commenting on the forthcoming production, Director, Shane Morgan, whose numerous credits include last year’s triumph The Bronte Season said that:
“Live Wire Theatre has assembled a stellar cast for what promises to be a rollicking rugby romp todelight audiences of all ages.”
Venue: The Rondo Theatre Bath
Dates: 30th September to 3rd October
Tickets: www.rondotheatre.co.uk 0333 666 3366