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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!" 

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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
Kenny O'Connell

Playwright

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Ronny Goodlass
Ronny Goodlass

Narrator

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Michael Hawkins
Michael Hawkins

Young Alan Ball

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Margaret Connell
Margaret Connell

Director

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Lisa Symonds
Lisa Symonds

Mrs Ball

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John Purcell
John Purcell

Alan Ball Senior

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Michael Cullen
Michael Cullen

Eddie Cavanagh

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Aimee Marnell
Aimee Marnell

Carolyn Ball

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Adam Leyland
Adam Leyland

Nobby Styles, Colin Harvey

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Bobby Parry
Bobby Parry

Poetry

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Samantha Walton
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.

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L-R Ken Rogers Michael Ball John Hurst R
Ronny Goodlass & David France
SPEEDO AND DAVID FRANCE
DAVID FRANCE HOLLY ERIN
HOLLY MICK AND ERIN
RICHARD KENYON AND SPEEDO MICK
EDDIE CAVANAGH (SPEEDO MICK)
JOHN BAILEY SPEEDO MICK RONNY GOODLASS
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