Pepper’s Ghost Theatre Company presents ‘Not A Game For Girls’ – the story of the Dick, Kerr Ladies F.C.
Start Date: 16/05/2024
End Date: 19/05/2024
Start Time: 7:30 pm
End Time: 10:30 pm
Cost of Entry: £15 (£12 concessions)
Stantonbury Theatre Stantonbury Arts & Leisure, Stantonbury, Milton Keynes, MK14 6BN, GB
Milton Keynes community theatre company, Pepper’s Ghost, brings the fascinating true story of the Dick, Kerr Ladies F.C to life in the stage adaptation of ‘Not a Game For Girls’ by Benjamin Peel at Stantonbury Theatre in May 2024.
The Dick, Kerr Ladies F.C. were the pioneers of women’s football. Formed in a munitions factory in Preston during the First World War, the all-female team played football to raise funds for wounded soldiers.
They became hugely popular during 1920 and played high-profile games at Old Trafford and Goodison Park in front of thousands. They represented England and played the first international women's football game against France winning 2-0.
In 1921 the FA banned women's football. It was the tenacity and positive spirit of the Dick, Kerr Ladies that saw them continue playing football against all odds and raising awareness of not only women’s football but their incredible success story that continues to be told today.
Not to be missed.