It’s the 1980s and Alex has fallen heavily in love with Rugby League. It’s her life, her passion. She is desperate to be involved in the middle of the game. But women don’t play League; they spectate, wash the kit, make the sausage rolls. Because her name sounds like a boy’s, Alex wrangles a place on the Rugby League Referee Training Scheme. But those in control are not ready for her, and try very hard to make her disappear.
Sarah Jane Dickenson’s work has been produced in a variety of settings from theatres, sports venues, community centres, schools and prisons, working extensively with large and small casts in participatory and community settings. She has worked most recently with Graeae Theatre Company, the Goethe Institut and The Welcome Trust. See CBAand That Berlin Moment, both published by Barbican Press. She is currently Head of the Department of English, Creative Writing and American Studies at the University of Hull.