Sweet F.A. (Preview) 5 Aug, 7:30pm
McLeod St, Edinburgh EH11 2NL, UK
Heart of Midlothian Football Club
The World Premiere of a new play with songs, staged at Tynecastle Park! Sweet F.A. tells the story of one women’s factory football team from Fountainbridge, fighting for their right to play the beautiful game. 'Winning, working women won’t you hear what we’ve tae say We work our hands unto the bones for a quarter less in pay We started our own football teams and showed them how to play But when we ask for equal rights we’re given Sweet F.A.' 1916. The men fight on the Western Front. The women work in the factories, and form football teams, playing other factory teams across Scotland and raising money for the war effort. Women’s football fast becomes the most popular game in the land. Worried that their game is starting to rival the men’s, the football authorities ban the women’s game in 1921. In addition to the Show: The Eighteen74 Supporters bar at the front of the Main Stand, will be open for refreshments prior to, at the interval, and after shows. A Hearts Heritage temporary exhibition 'Unsuitable to Unstoppable; a History of Women's Football' is also situated within the bar.
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