Not A Game For Boys

Library Theatre Company in association with Birkbeck University of London present

Ping-pong isn’t the game it used to be. It’s a matter of life and death…

Once a week, three London cabbies seek escape from the pressures of daily life in a local table-tennis league. But tonight, they must win or face the unthinkable – relegation. But real-life doesn’t want to play ball.

%Brimming with a vicious wit and cutting dialogue, Simon Block’s fiendish black comedy, first seen at the Royal Court, London, established its author as one of the country’s leading young playwrights and earned him a nomination for the London Evening Standard’s Most Promising Playwright Award. %

“A most impressive and absorbing debut, spiked with an almost Ortonesque line in black humour and bursting with quick-fire one-liners.” (Financial Times)

“Pure genius … fairly crackles with comic cynicism and tinder-dry wit.” (Daily Mail)


%*Running Time 2 hours 25 Minutes* %