October 21 2016, 1.35pmUpdated: October 21 2016, 1.35pm
Based on the 2000 novel by Jonathan Tulloch, turned into the movie Purely Belter, The Season Ticket has been described as a modern-day Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer story.
Adapted by Lee Mattinson and directed by Kate Posner, this touring stage adaptation from the York-based Pilot Theatre brings the world of football to the stage.
It tells of Gateshead boys Gerry and Sewell, whose obsession with and love for their team Newcastle United is matched only by their inability to afford season tickets for St James Park.
So they set about trying at first to earn the money and then trying to steal it when that fails. It’s a story of friendship, family and football but also of the gulf between the modern game and its grassroots.