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Alone It Stands

Alone It Stands

| On 06, Dec 2013

“When you’re playing the best team in the world and you’ve absolutely no hope, there’s only one thing to do…WIN!”

The Villanova Players farewell a terrific year of theatre with the thrilling true story of a team of underdogs against the odds.

Adapted for the stage by John Breen, Alone It Stands takes audiences back to 1978 when a small-town Irish rugby union side took on the might of New Zealand’s All-Blacks. What happened next was a result nobody would have predicted.

The production is a demanding one for the cast – seven players for 62 parts. But if the reviews are anything to go by, they have more than risen to the challenge.

Stage Diary praised the production, commending director Leo Bradley for “mounting a fast-paced physical production that instantly captured the sporting milieu.” The choreographed scrum scenes have proven to be particularly popular with audiences, earning them comparisons to a Simon Pegg movie.

For those whose knowledge of rugby union stretches about as far as the players’ short shorts, fear not: you don’t have to enjoy sports to enjoy Alone It Stands.

The show is in its final days; the season finishes tomorrow night, Saturday 7th December, so make sure you book your tickets quick smart!


What Alone It Stands presented by the Villanova Players

When Limited tickets available for Friday 6th December @ 8pm and Saturday 7 December 2013 @ 2pm and 8pm.

Where The Theatre, 7 Clearview Terrace, Morningside

Cost $20 for adults (concession rates available)

More information Visit the Villanova Players’ website