Jumpers for Goalposts

by Tom Wells, award-winning playwright of The Kitchen Sink Tue 26 Nov, 2013 - Sat 4 Jan, 2014
"The perfect winter-warmer"
The Telegraph
"Wells has come up with another winner"

The Bush Theatre presents a Paines Plough, Hull Truck and Watford Palace Theatre production

'I’m not asking you to win. I’m asking you to just: chuck your face at it, have a, have a fucking good go at it. And then we’ll. Yeah. We’ll see.'

Luke wants Danny, but Danny's got a secret. Joe's happy in goal but Geoff wants a headline gig. Viv just wants to beat the lesbians to the league title. Game on.

A hilarious and heart-warming story about football, friendship and finding your way from Tom Wells, winner of the George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright 2012 for the smash hit comedy THE KITCHEN SINK (***** Telegraph) produced by the Bush.

Jumpers for Goalposts was originally co-commissioned by Paines Plough, Hull Truck and West Yorkshire Playhouse.


What the papers say

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“Tom Wells’ drama finds extraordinary beauty in the ordinary lives of its characters.”

Financial Times

“It cracked open my heart.”

Sunday Express


Playwright - Tom Wells
Director - James Grieve
Designer - Lucy Osborne
Lighting Designer - Charles Balfour
Sound Designer - Nick Manning


cast includes

Philip Duguid-McQuillan
Vivienne Gibbs
Andy Rush
Jamie Samuel
Matt Sutton



Dates - 26 Nov 2013 - 4 January 2013
Mon - Sat - 7.30pm (£19.50)
Preview - 26 Nov, 7.30pm (£15)
Saturday Matinees - 30 Nov, 7, 14, 21, 28 Dec, 4 Jan 2.30pm (£15)
Wednesday Matinees - 4, 11, 18 Dec, 2.30pm (£15)
Audio Described Performance - 7 Dec , 2.30pm
Captioned Performance - 13 Dec, 7.30pm
Christmas Matinees - 27 Dec, New Year's Eve, 2 Jan, 2.30pm (£15)
Christmas Opening Hours - There will be no performances and the theatre will be completely closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. Please note there will be reduced opening hours over the Christmas period.
Guidance & Age Suitability: - The production contains frequent strong language. Recommended age suitability 14+
Running Time - Approx 1 hour 30 minutes, no interval.


offers and concessions

  • Concessions (available for registered unemployed and disabled patrons) - £10-£12
  • 2013 Multi-Buy Offer - See 3 shows in 2013 for the price of 2 when booked together (Full price only excludes previews and matinees, not applicable to MOTH and RADAR)
  • Students and Under 26s Offer - Previews and matinees £10, evening performances £12
  • Senior Citizens Offer - Previews £12, matinees £10, evening performances £15
  • Bush Local Members - Previews £12, 10% off all other performances
  • All offers are subject to availability - Terms and conditions apply