Horse Play

Horse Play

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Horse Play

June 8, 2024
The Whiting's on the Wall

Since capturing the hearts of audiences across East Anglia last year, SELL-OUT hit ‘Horse Play’ is back! 

It tells the remarkable TRUE STORY of Sprowston Boy; athlete, companion and…well…horse. 
Geoff and his childhood best friend grew up on Sprowston Road, Norwich. A sixth generation coal merchant and a salesman, they clubbed together to buy their ‘dream horse’. That horse was Sprowston Boy, and he went on to win the final and most coveted race at Royal Ascot ‘87. And was jockeyed by the first, and only, female to win it for another 32 years! 
An underdog adventure with unlikely heroes, written by Geoff’s granddaughter. Pieced together using press cuttings, interviews, a scrapbook, and just a sprinkle of theatrical magic. 

 “You see, it is all true…well, most of it”. 

Presented by Norfolk Arts Awards nominee The Whiting’s On The Wall. With original music by Skinny Boy Tunes, as featured on BBC Introducing and BBC Radio 6. Supported by Arts Council England, The Garage Norwich and National Horse Racing Museum. 

 “Brilliant, a galloping success!”

Chris Sadler 


 “An incredible play!”

Rosemary Reed, Power of Women TV 


 “We couldn’t stop talking about it all the way home!”

Audience feedback

Start Time: 7.30pm
Running Time: 70 mins approx. (no interval)
Age Guidance: All ages welcome – parent advisory due to mild swearing
If you are d/Deaf, disabled and/or neurodivergent, or have other requirements due to physical or mental health conditions, we invite you to join our Access Scheme so we can provide the best service for you when you come to see a performance. 
Individuals who join the Access Scheme will be able to: 
  • Book tickets for wheelchair or mobility scooter users online 
  • Receive information on any upcoming access performances 
  • Book free tickets for their essential companions or carers 
Horse Play

Horse Play

June 8, 2024
The Whiting's on the Wall
Since capturing the hearts of audiences across East Anglia last year, SELL-OUT hit ‘Horse Play’ is back!  It tells the remarkable TRUE STORY of Sprowston Boy; athlete, companion and…well…horse.  Geoff and his childhood best friend grew up on Sprowston Road, Norwich. A sixth generation coal merchant and a salesman, they clubbed together to buy their ‘dream horse’. That horse was Sprowston Boy, and he went on to win the final and most coveted race at Royal Ascot ‘87. And was jockeyed by the first, and only, female to win it for another 32 years!  An underdog adventure with unlikely heroes, written by Geoff’s granddaughter. Pieced together using press cuttings, interviews, a scrapbook, and just a sprinkle of theatrical magic.   “You see, it is all true…well, most of it”.  Presented by Norfolk Arts Awards nominee The Whiting’s On The Wall. With original music by Skinny Boy Tunes, as featured on BBC Introducing and BBC Radio 6. Supported by Arts Council England, The Garage Norwich and National Horse Racing Museum.   “Brilliant, a galloping success!” Chris Sadler   “An incredible play!” Rosemary Reed, Power of Women TV   “We couldn’t stop talking about it all the way home!” Audience feedback Start Time: 7.30pm Running Time: 70 mins approx. (no interval) Age Guidance: All ages welcome – parent advisory due to mild swearing If you are d/Deaf, disabled and/or neurodivergent, or have other requirements due to physical or mental health conditions, we invite you to join our Access Scheme so we can provide the best service for you when you come to see a performance.  Individuals who join the Access Scheme will be able to:  Book tickets for wheelchair or mobility scooter users online  Receive information on any upcoming access performances  Book free tickets for their essential companions or carers  Click here to fill in an application form to join the Access Scheme

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