Joshua Beaumont and
Matthew Emeny present
the Roxy Dog production of

Why I Stuck A Flare Up My Arse For England

Written and performed by Alex Hill
17 APR - 4 MAY 2024

Ticket Prices:
£26 Standard / £21 Concessions / Preview £16 / Pioneers' Preview (17 Apr) £10


It’s the EURO 2020 Final at Wembley and Billy’s gone viral for sticking a flare up his arse!

Why I Stuck A Flare Up My Arse For England is a blisteringly funny new play that comes to London directly from a sell-out, five-star Edinburgh Festival run. Written and performed by Alex Hill, it asks what it means to belong to a club that you live for.

Billy and his best pal Adam are die-hard football fans. It’s how they spend every weekend, without fail. It’s their escape, their religion and their life. But when they encounter a new group of mates, they start to take their support one step further.

★★★★★ “Boozy, ballsy, brilliantly executed” Entertainment Now 

★★★★★ “A gem of a play” Broadway Baby 

★★★★★ “As beautiful as it is thought-provoking” Corr Blimey 

★★★★ The Scotsman 

“Priceless comic charm” The Reviews Hub


Theatre: The Large

Mon, Wed, Fri: 8.45pm

Tue & Thu: 7pm

Tue & Sat: 2.45pm

Running Time: 70 mins

No interval and no re-entry.

We strongly advise that you arrive early and take your seats in advance of the start time as there is a no latecomers policy.

Recommended for ages 14+. This production contains use of narcotics, discussion of suicide, and strong language.

The performance on Tuesday 23rd April at 2.45pm will take place in a relaxed environment.



The Company

Alex Hill

Sean Turner
Sam Baxter
Joshua Beaumont
Matthew Emeny
Ricky McFadden
Jake Vithana
Matt Cater

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Why I Stuck A Flare Up My Arse For England

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77-85 Newington Causeway
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