fringe dates - 24-27 June
Barnstaple's Fringe Theatre Festival

Funny Old Game: An A-Z of Football

Grahame Lloyd

A light-hearted look at the language used by everyone in football - from managers and supporters to players and reporters - in a mixed bag of poetry, commentary and quotation - and the occasional song.

Grahame Lloyd has commentated and reported on football for a number of organisations including BBC Wales, ITV Sport, Talksport, The Independent, The Guardian and The SkySports Football Yearbook. A published poet, he has performed his work through the rural arts touring scheme and on BBC Radio.

Grahame has written books on the former Liverpool midfielder, Jan Molby, Cardiff City's centenary and footballers who have played once for their country and he wrote and published Hard Man, Hard Knocks, the autobiography of Terry Yorath, the former Wales captain and manager.


'Football fans love it and non fans love it even more!'
‘hilarious from the kick off ’
Newark Advertiser

‘A very creative and entertaining evening’
Lincolnshire Echo

‘You don’t have to know about football to enjoy it’
Ripley Heanor News

'Witty and illuminating'
Lincolnshire Rural Touring Network


age 15+
, contains no bad language
70 mins