Play is spurred by women’s football ban

Girls with Balls at Buxton Opera House on May 12.
Girls with Balls at Buxton Opera House on May 12.

A new play is inspired by real-life events from 1921 when the Football Association banned women from playing at affiliated grounds will be in Buxton in May.

Tackling football and feminism head on, Girls with Balls takes a bold look at women, men and the beautiful game.

Football is a game of two sexes. It’s 2016, the wrecking ball is approaching and Ashley, Britney and Heather must face up to the destruction of their beloved football ground.

As the demolition company moves in, the girls stage a last-ditch protest to save their club and fight for what they believe in.

The production at the Pavilion Arts Centre on Thursday 12 May is by Off The Fence Company in association with Curve Theatre Leicester and is for over 16s only.

Other drama coming to Buxton Opera House in May includes Travels With My Aunt from May 2 to 4, One Man Two Guvnors from May 19 to May 21 and Father Brown – The Curse of the Invisible Man from May 26 to 28.

Girls with Balls starts at 7.30pm.

Tickets are priced at £16 each and discounts are available.

To buy tickets or for further information, call Buxton Opera House box office on 01298 72190 or visit