Hewin’ Goals

Hewin' Goals poster

A play of two halves…

Discover an extraordinary set of tales from the playing fields of the North.

This brand new production from Backscratch Theatre will fly you from Bishop Auckland to Barcelona, from Willington to London, from Crook to Peru; it will take you from the cold winters of Northern League football to the shiny-shoe sophistication of the men with the money; it will bring you nail-biting drama, comedy and songs.

All this to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the Northern League, the second oldest football league in the world, a league with teams and players that belonged to their communities and were proud to do so. More than a story of football, this is a story of families, neighbours, friends and enemies all with dreams, hopes and fears. It is a story of knowing who you are and its importance in a changing world.

So what is the link between Crook and Peru? You’ll have to see it, won’t you?

If you wish to book tickets for Hewin’ Goals, click here!


Crook Town AFC in the FA Cup


The showcase tour of Hewin’ Goals will run through October and November 2014.

2nd Oct – Morpeth FC

4th Oct – St Cuthbert’s Centre, Crook

6th Oct – Newton Aycliffe Youth Centre – FREE

7th Oct – Greenfield Arts Centre, Newton Aycliffe – FREE

10th Oct – Voodoo Cafe, Darlington

11th Oct – Woodham Community Centre, Newton Aycliffe – FREE

13th Oct – Voodoo Cafe, Darlington

14th Oct – The Forum, Darlington

16th Oct – Bishop Auckland FC

17th Oct – Aycliffe Village Hall – FREE

18th Oct – Crook Town FC

30th Oct – Horden Social Welfare Centre, Horden

6th Nov – Alphabetti Spaghetti Theatre @ The Mining Institute, Newcastle

7th Nov – Alphabetti Spaghetti Theatre @ The Mining Institute, Newcastle

8th Nov – Alphabetti Spaghetti Theatre @ The Mining Institute, Newcastle

Start times: 7pm

Ticket pricing is as follows:

Adult – £5

Child – £3

Family (2 Adults, 2 Children) – £15

If you wish to book tickets for any of these shows, click here!


Mike Amos (Chairman of the Northern League) has written an article about Hewin’ Goals here.


4 Responses to “Hewin’ Goals”

  1. David Blair October 18, 2014 at 09:35 #

    Really enjoyed the performance in Aycliffe Village last night. A great blend of pathos and humour. I have forwarded details to friends in Crook and told them to try and see it on the 18th, and to share the information with other contacts.
    David B

    • backscratchtheatre October 18, 2014 at 12:29 #

      Thanks David! We had a great time last night…you were a great crowd to perform to! Glad you enjoyed it, and thanks for the support! See you again soon I hope…Keep following us! There’s plenty more pathos and humour in our boots!



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