Past Productions

Not a Game For Girls

With no men’s football to entertain a war-weary nation women’s teams sprang up across the country with the Dick, Kerr’s Ladies, formed in 1917, becoming the most famous. Attracting crowds of over 50,000 they became so popular the Football Association tried to ban them. One hundred years later it is time their story was told.

Off The Rock Productions Presents

Not A Game For Girls

By Benjamin Peel

Friargate Theatre, Lower Friargate, York YO1 9SL

15th – 18th June 2017

7.30pm nightly and 2.30pm Sunday matinee Tickets £10/£8

Box Office: 01904 613000

Directed by Alison Young

Assistant Directed by Mike Hickman

Sound Design by Alexander King

Music Direction by Samantha Hindman

Film Footage by We Made This Productions

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A multimedia production comprised of theatre, song, dance and specially-recorded film sequences.

We Made This Productions – A new film company led by Simon Copper of United Response and comprised of people with learning disabilities.

£1 from every ticket sold will go to United Response which is a charity that supports people with learning disabilities and mental health needs to live in the community.


Alice Woods – Hannah Jade Robbins

Florrie Redford – Kirsty Edwards

Betty Williams – Sonia Di Lorenzo

Jessie Walmsley – Georgia Smith

Jack Holmes – Matthew Wignall

Alfred Frankland – Keir Brown

Lily Parr – Laura Castle

Mrs Parr – Samantha Hindman

Mrs Woods – Victoria Delaney

Len Williams – Richard Thirlwall

Madelaine Ourry – Natalie-Clare Brimicombe

Herbert Stanley – Guy Matthews


Director – Alison Young

Assistant Director – Mike Hickman

Sound Design – Alexander King

Set Design – Paul Mason

Music Director – Samantha Hindman

Stage Manager – Ann Crossley

Assistant Stage Manager – Matt Pattison

Producer – Matthew Wignall

Film Footage by We Made This Productions