70th Anniversary Season: An Evening with Gary LIneker

Presented by Rumpus Theatre Company

Written by Arthur Smith & Chris England

Show Dates, Times & Tickets

Tue 26 February 2019 to Sat 02 March 2019

At Pomegranate Theatre

Starts Evenings 7.30pm, Wed matinee 2pm, Sat matinee 3pm (Sat 3pm signed).

Part of a season of seven plays to celebrate 70 years of the Pomegranate Theatre as a civic theatre.

It’s July 4th, 1990. In Italy, England are playing Germany in the semi-final of the World Cup. In Majorca, Bill and Monica are on holiday. Monica wants to talk about their relationship to try and save their ailing marriage. Bill just wants to watch the football. He pays little attention to his wife, who is left dreaming about running away with Gary Lineker.

Things get messy when Dan, a travel writer Monica is having an affair with, turns up. Add Dan’s friend Ian and Ian’s German travel rep friend Birgitta into the mix and you’ve got the perfect recipe for toe-curling disaster. To the accompaniment on TV of a nail-biting 90 minutes of football, followed by extra time and the infamous penalty shoot-out, the battle in Majorca reaches its inevitable, uproarious climax. Gazza might not be the only one shedding a tear or two!

Approx. running time: 2 hours (subject to change)

“Easily the funniest play in the West End and probably the funniest play in the universe”  
Daily Express

After the show on Thursday, join the cast in the bar for a game in the style of A Question of Sport.

Susan Earnshaw Programme David Martin Programme John Goodrum Programme
Anna Mitcham Prog Chris Sheridan Programme Chris Brookes Programme

*Please note that this is a play, and does not include an appearance by the footballer and broadcaster Gary Lineker.

This play is part of a special seven play repertory season which also includes:

Arsenic and Old Lace Tue 22 Jan - Sat 26 Jan
Billy Liar - Tue 29 - Sat 2 Feb
The Killing of Sister George - Tue 5 - Sat 9 Feb
How the Other Half Loves - Tue 12 - Sat 16 Feb
Anybody for Murder - Tue 5 - Sat 9 Mar
Don't Dress for Dinner - Tue 12 - Sat 16 Mar

Ticket Information

Full £22 per play
Concession £21 per play
Child £18 per play


When booking by phone, customers can get 7 plays for the price of 4. To redeem this offer, all tickets must be booked and paid for at the same time. Offer available until Saturday 26 Jan 2019.

Friends of the Pomegranate Theatre save 20% when booking over the phone and can use their discount in conjunction with the 7 for 4 offer. 

Group 10+ £20 (not valid with 7 for 4 offer)

Schools 10+ £17 (not valid with 7 for 4 offer)

Each ticket price advertised above includes a £1.20 booking fee. No matter how you book (online, phone, in person) or how you pay (cash, credit/debit card, voucher), the fee will always be the same.