Tim Barrow, Paul Beeson and Bruce Strachan
1916. The men fight on the Western Front. The women work in the factories, and form football teams, playing other factory teams across Scotland and raising money for the war effort. Women’s football fast becomes the most popular game in the land. Fearful that the men’s game is being eclipsed, the football authorities ban the women’s game in 1921. Inspired by true events, Sweet F.A.tells the vibrant story of one women’s factory football team from Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, their friendships, loves, losses, and battles with their fierce rivals from Leith.
Sweet F.A. is the latest play from This Is My Story Productions – the producers of the five-star, sell-out A War of Two Halves, which played to rave reviews and fantastic audience acclaim at Tynecastle Park as part of the 2018 and 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Sweet F.A. blends history, humour, passion and poignancy with live music and song and dramatises the little known truth about what happened to the women’s game. It premiered to great review at the 2021 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
A true ensemble piece, with a wide range of casting possibilities, the play is available for professional production as well as being well suited to drama school, youth theatres, schools and amateur performances.
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