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Louth Playgoers are getting in shape for John Godber's Up 'n' Under
Louth Playgoers are getting in shape for John Godber's Up 'n' Under
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LOUTH Playgoers are going Up ‘n’ Under for their latest production.

Up ‘n’ Under, the aptly-named play by John Godber, follows the Wheatsheaf Arms rugby pub team in the Kingston upon Hull rugby league sevens.

Arthur, whose passion is rugby league, hears about the corrupt manager of the Cobbler’s Arms and makes a bet with Reg Welch that he can train any team to beat them.

However, he faces difficulties coaching the Wheatsheaf Arms, whose pride lies in their unbroken record of defeat.

John Godber is most famous for his work as artistic director for Hull Truck Theatre, which led the way for him to become one of the UK’s most successful living playwrights.

He is also the third most performed playwright behind William Shakespeare and Alan Ayckbourn.

Up ‘n’ Under, was first performed in 1984 at Hull Truck Theatre. Since then it has been performed all over the UK by both professional and amateur companies.

So, can Arthur win his wager?

Will the Wheatsheaf break out of the scrum and win?

Find out the score at The Riverhead Theatre in Louth from Monday, April 16 to Saturday, April 21.

Tickets are available from the box office on 01507 600350, open Monday to Saturday from 10am-1pm.