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An Evening with Gary Linkeker is a comedy written by Arthur Smith and Chris England set around the 1990 World Cup Semi-Final between England and West Germany.

In Majorca, Bill and Monica are on holiday trying to rekindle a failing marriage. Monica dreams of an affair with Gary Lineker, the `Queen Mother of Football’, though in fact she’s been seeing Dan, a friend of Bill’s and a travel writer whose books are published by Bill’s firm. Circumstances change when Dan unexpectedly arrives at their hotel, ostensibly in Majorca to write an article. But as the game begins, the three, in the company of Bill’s colleague Ian and Birgitta, a local German tourist rep they’ve befriended, settle down to watch the game on TV. Through ninety minutes, extra time and the infamous penalty shoot out, the field of battle switches between the hotel and the Italian football pitch as Monica, Bill and the England team approach the inevitable.

The show will be performed from Wednesday 10th to Saturday 13th May 2017.

There will be a read through of the play in the Community Room at the Frazer Theatre at 7.30pm on Monday 13th February, all are welcome to attend with no commitment to audition.

Open auditions will then be held at the Frazer Theatre at 7.30pm on Wednesday 22nd February. Members and non-members are welcome to audition but any non-members would be expected to join the Knaresborough Players if they are cast.

For more information please contact the director, John Pearce by e-mailing