A play about Bolton Wanderers, written by fans of the club, which will be performed at the club’s home ground at the end of October. And Did Those Feet centres on (probably) the most important game in The Trotters’ history: the 1923 FA Cup Final against West Ham. It was the first game to be held at the newly built Wembley Stadium, and drew crowds of up to 300,000 people. The play follows the lives of ordinary supporters in the build-up to the big game. Characters include a couple whose wedding plans clash with the big day, and a newsagent so determined not to miss the match that he walked the 212 miles to Wembley in clogs. There’s also parents whose football loving son was lost in WWI, and brothers torn apart by differing political views. The play comes from The Octagon, a long-established theatre company in the centre of Bolton.

Sun 21 Oct – Thu 1 Nov, The Lion of Vienna Suite, University of Bolton Stadium, Burnden Way, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 6JW, Tel: 01204 520661, Show times vary, £14.50 – £28.50, octagonbolton.co.uk

Sun 21 Oct - Thu 1 Nov
A. James Simpkin
Published on:
Thu 18 Oct 2018