IT’S scrum down at the Palace Theatre in Redditch when John Godber’s Rugby League classic Up ‘n’ Under takes to the stage.
It’s performed by The Little English Theatre who got rave reviews for their production of The Ghost Train.
Up n Under all starts with a bet; The Cobblers Arms have been the best and most feared Amateur Rugby League team for the past ten years.
Ex-pro Arthur Hoyle bets their boss Reg Welch that he could train a team to defeat them in a local rugby sevens tournament and all he has to do is name them.
Unfortunately for Arthur, Reg names The Wheatsheaf Arms, a sevens team so poor they can only field four, and whose place in the record books is held by never having won a game.
Arthur now has five weeks to train these deadbeats to take on The Cobblers Arms in their head-to-head challenge, in an all-or-nothing battle with pride, ambition and livelihoods at stake.
However Arthur, with his house on the line, thinks he can do it after meeting up with attractive gym owner Hazel Scott.
Between them they start knocking the no-hopers into shape, but as the weeks tick by will they have done enough to make the woeful Wheatsheaf Arms into a winning side?
From the pen of John Godber, the writer of comedy classics Teechers and Bouncers, Up n Under promises a great night’s entertainment.
It’s on for two nights, Wednesday and Thursday, March 28-29 at 7.30pm and tickets are £16 from the box office in person or on 01527 65203 or online at www.redditchpalacetheatre.co.uk .