IF YOU are about to stage a showdown with the toughest team in amateur rugby league who would you want on your side?
Huddersfield Giants, of course, which is why Huddersfield Thespians have been taking a few tips from the top names at the Galpharm.
The Thespians will be on stage later this month in John Godber’s comedy Up ‘N’ Under which charts the fortunes of the Wheatsheaf Arms team in a rugby sevens contest.
The problem is that the Wheatsheaf fields a bunch of no-hopers against the rugby might of the Cobblers Arms.
The bets are on, but the Wheatsheaf has just four players and no chance.
Or have they? The Thespians have staged Godber’s bruising comedy once before with great success.
Now the team is back with Keith Royston directing on stage operations and the Giants coaching the company to make sure this is one show that will have a winning edge.
On a visit to the stadium, the cast was given a tour of the ground and some tips on how to be winners – not just when it comes to Godber’s humour – but when it comes to tackling a show about rugby league.
The show opens at the Lawrence Batley Theatre on January 19.