Football comes to the stage with Fever Pitch at The Castle

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A best selling novel which has been adapted for stage comes to The Castle Theatre in Wellingborough this week.

The Future is Unwritten presents Fever Pitch on Tuesday at 7.30pm.

Fever Pitch was written by Nick Hornby, but has been adapted for stage and directed by Paul Hodson. It will be performed by James Kermack and marks the 20th anniversary of the novel.

From the rootlessness of 60s suburbia and through the Highbury turnstiles, Hornby was instantly fixated with Arsenal Football Club.

This is his tale of family, football, class, identity and joy.

Harking back to the days when football was thought of as the people’s game rather than the plaything of corporate sponsors and oligarchs, Fever Pitch is a timely reminder of the “old days” of the beautiful game.

The play follows Nick’s journey from a young boy, taken to Highbury for the first time by his dad, through adolescence and on into adulthood – with every moment measured against Arsenal fixtures.

The true story of what it is to be a fan, football supporters across the land will recognise themselves in Nick, regardless of their team allegiance.

Tickets for the performance at The Castle are priced £14 (£12) and Friends of The Castle get £1 off.

Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office on 01933 270 007 or at www.thecastle.org.uk.