• Rough Girls

    A Lyric Theatre Production

    4 - 25 Sept 2021


    £12.00- £28.00

“Football is all very well as a game for Rough Girls but it is hardly suitable for delicate boys.” Oscar Wilde 

The making of Belfast’s first all-female football team.

This is the untold story of the Belfast women who stepped onto a pitch in society-shocking shorts and footie boots, a ball at their feet and a point to prove.  They were the suffragettes of soccer. Rebels with a ball, who kept kicking their way through the outraged defence of a male-dominated game to raise thousands for those returning from war.  Set in Belfast 1917 – 1921 in a city divided by war but still united by sport, the play chronicles the courage and determination of those girls.

This original Belfast story based on true events will resonate with the history of the city and chime with the recent equality movements across the sports industry and the cultural sector.  This ambitious, large-scale production features an impressive eleven strong female cast with live music creating the heartbeat of the city at the time.  The new production is generously supported by Garfield Weston and Electric Ireland. 

Age recommendation: 12+

For this performance we have a unique opportunity to offer a limited number of £12 seats on stage per performance.  If you would like to book one of these tickets click here.

**Please note that the theatre is currently working a socially distanced seating plan with limited seating.  When booking your seat this will have to be done in 'bubbles' - if there are no seats available for your group size please contact our box office at boxoffice@lyrictheatre.co.uk or call 028 9038 1081.

To read more about the extra safety measures that are currently in place click here.

Rough Girls will be recorded in front of a live audience for future screening on 8 & 9 Sept 2021.

The Company

Tara Lynne O'Neill - Playwright

Kimberley Sykes - Director

Ciaran Bagnall - Set & Lighting Designer

Katie Richardson - Musical Director & Composer

Emma King - Percussion Director

Dylan Quinn - Movement Director

Kimie Nakano - Costume Designer

Sarah Lyle - Assistant Director

Sam O'Mahony - Camera Director

Lemuel Black - Fight Director