THE BEAUTIFUL GAME
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Book and Lyrics by Ben Elton
Director LOTTE WAKEHAM
Choreographer & Associate Director TIM JACKSON
Designer DAVID SHIELDS
Musical Supervisor TOM KELLY
Musical Director BEN HOLDER
Lighting Designer DEREK ANDERSON
Sound Designer ANDY GRAHAM
"The man of the match award for this production however goes to Tim Jackson...Jackson choreographs a scene that cements the excitement and passion of football and the energy and dedication of its players…At moments, it’s graceful… seconds later, as the teams clash, there’s bloodthirsty passion in their movements…a beautiful interpretation of the beautiful game."
"As the crucial five-a-side final plays out, its quick transition into an impressionistic ballet demonstrates some fine choreography work from Tim Jackson."
"Tim Jackson's inventive staging of the numbers, particularly the football matches, are a highlight."
"The Final, where the football team plays their championship in a brilliant piece of dance"
"‘The Final’ was also a very impressive piece of theatre. Tim Jackson’s choreography of this song was brilliant; his ability to create the feel of a football match through dance in a confined space was amazing."
"Tim Jackson’s choreography create a dark, menacing atmosphere showcasing a masculine strength"
British Theatre Guide
"The actual game, choreographed by Tim Jackson, is suitably sweaty, testosterone-fuelled and thrilling to watch."
"Tim Jackson’s whimsical choreography for numbers like The Final and John in Prison is creative and thoughtful, incorporating interpretive dance that adds an entirely new, expressive dimension to the production."
"This revival is particularly strong in one area I singled out as weak in the original - Tim Jackson's choreography and musical staging moving the cast around the small stage inventively, and cleverly capturing the energy and excitement of a football game in dance. "
The Theatre Guide London
"the final football match is cleverly choreographed to symbolise the clashing religions and is superb."