From the team that brought you last year’s award nominated, The Man In The Shed, comes a brand new play.
After a violent incident on a train, two England football fans who were on their way to an international match find themselves thrown together in a Spanish police cell. The fans quickly find out that one of them supports Brighton, and the other supports Crystal Palace, two teams with a bizarre and intense rivalry between them.
Despite being in another country and both wearing England shirts, their home team prejudices are still at large. The police try to find out what happened on the train, the temperature in the cell keeps rising, and the two football fans undertake a funny yet dark exploration of identity, belonging, personal history and pointless animosity. Can their time locked up together help them form an aviary alliance, or are these prison birds destined to be pecking each other’s eyes out forever?
This 60 minute comedy about football, rivalry, classism and tribalism will have you laughing out loud whilst all the while questioning your own preconceptions.
The Eagle & The Seagull premieres at The Bridge House before going on to The Brighton Fringe Festival.