The Season Ticket (2016)

Adapted for the stage by Lee Mattinson from the novel by Jonathan Tulloch

Directed by Katie Posner


An incredible staging of the story that inspired the hit film Purely Belter.

A play about love, friendship, hardship and the priceless currency of hope. It’s a very funny, very sad and utterly compelling human story.

Everyone needs a dream. For lads Gerry and Sewell, it’s watching their beloved Newcastle United play for a whole season. To get into the sacred St James’ Park where Gazza once graced the field of dreams, Shearer smashed a total of two hundred and six goals, where Kev was King and Sir Bobby was a god, they only need one thing: a season ticket.

In a world of payday loans and cash-on-credit, how easy is it to make a cool grand? Can you sell 'magic pennies’ for a pound on the streets of the city? Gerry and Sewell try every trick in the book but find that making money is much more complicated than avoiding school. Or home.

The Season Ticket is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.


Northern Stage

23rd Sept - 8th Oct


York Theatre Royal

12th Oct - 15th Oct


Theatre Royal Winchester

20th Oct - 22nd Oct


Dundee Rep

25th Oct - 27th Oct



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