David Prentice, Liverpool Echo's Head of Sport

"Ball Of Fire is an unmissable play for Everton and England fans alike as it provides a great insight into the life and times of a true footballing legend. A must see production for all Everton Fans!" 

Ken Rodgers, Former Liverpool Echo Sport's Editor

"Ball Of Fire transported me back to one of the greatest seasons in EFC history. It highlighted just how special the link is between Evertonians and the club's iconic heroes. Alan Ball was up there with the greatest, a genius in white boots whose inspirational qualities will never be forgotten. This production made me want to sing my heart out for the Blues." 

BALL OF FIRE

 

Experience the life and times of the great Alan Ball, beautifully played out through a dramatization that recounts his early struggles on the road to becoming a professional footballer. Ex-Everton legend Ronny Goodlass poetically narrates the play tracing every step of Alan's journey, performed by a talented cast that will keep you captivated throughout. 

MEET THE CAST

Kenny O'Connell
Playwright
Ronny Goodlass
Narrator
Michael Hawkins
Young Alan Ball
Margaret Connell
Director
Lisa Symonds
Mrs Ball
John Purcell
Alan Ball Senior
Michael Cullen
Eddie Cavanagh
Aimee Marnell
Carolyn Ball
Adam Leyland
Nobby Styles, Colin Harvey
Bobby Parry
Poetry
Samantha Walton
Lesley Ball
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The Autobiography by Ronny Goodlass is now on sale at Waterstones. Ronny recalls his days as an apprentice and boot-cleaner to his hero Alan Ball. It's a great read filled with memorable stories from the dressing room to the training ground - Remember Bernie the Bolt? The stageplay BALL OF FIRE is back on the Epstein 16th-18th Jan 2019, Ronny stars in the play as narrator and the book will be on sale at the theatre.