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Produced by Monkeywood Theatre in Association with The Lowry

By Far The Greatest Team

Thu 17 September - Sun 20 September

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“We’re by far the greatest team, the world has ever seen…”

One City.  Two Teams.

In BY FAR THE GREATEST TEAM, four outstanding Mancunian writers explore what it is to be a football fan in four brand new plays.  Told in a game of two halves, BY FAR THE GREATEST TEAM tells new stories about Manchester City, Manchester United, identity, community, belonging and asks why the beautiful game has such an impact on our lives, season after season.

The award winning Monkeywood Theatre play on home turf in a vivid, celebratory, imaginative new production which sees the Quays Theatre transformed into a football stadium.

“There’s no sentimentality in their work, just love and grit…their ambitions are getting bigger, their work is getting ever more engaging, and they’ve obviously got a brilliant, exciting future” Kevin Bourke, Manchester Theatre Awards

BY FAR THE GREATEST TEAM is supported with funding from Arts Council England through Grants for the Arts and in partnership with The Lowry and the National Football Museum.

By Ian Kershaw, Sarah McDonald Hughes, Andrew Sheridan and Lindsay Williams.  Directed by Martin Gibbons.

Running time
45 mins each act plus interval. 

 13+ (strong langauge)

The Lowry is a private limited company registered in England and Wales (no. 3255905) and a registered charity (no. 1053962).