The Beautiful Game: Musical Info & Synopsis


The Beautiful Game is set against the backdrop of Ireland during the Troubles, and follows a group of young people who find unity through their shared passion for football (soccer). The story follows the characters as they navigate the challenges of love, friendship, and political unrest. The Beautiful Game delves into the impact of religious and political tensions on personal lives, examining how sports can provide an escape and common ground to help bridge divides.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Contemporary (2000)

Cast Size: 20+

Genre: Drama

Setting: 1960s, 1970s / Ireland

Creative Team

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber

Lyrics/Book: Ben Elton

Cast Albums

Original Cast (2000)➝


Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝

Sheet Music: Musicnotes➝


2000s, British, DramaticHigh School, Original, Pop/RockSports, War

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