Why “Dixie or Me?” by Peter Read?

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Looking for a great evening out?  Enjoy live theatre comedy?  If you love or hate football – this play could be the next “Great Night Out” –  If your vicar has goals – this could be why!  Book while it’s in the North West 27th, 28th & 29th June 2019.

It’s the 1977 -78 season; Dixie McNeil is king – Bill Shankly says Wrexham is the best team he’d ever seen outside the top division.

“It’s Dixie orMe!” – “Wedding or Football?”

Will Dave save his marriage or will Vicar Joe lose his job?

What happens when Holly gives Dave the final ultimatum: ‘Who do you love the most?”

Peter Read award-winning author and playwright.

Professional author Peter Read has written over twenty plays and received great reviews including recommendation to appear on BBC. Passionate about football Peter has hilariously entertained football loving audiences including fans and partners from Leicester City, Swansea City, Bristol City, Blackburn Rovers and Wrexham FC.   His Blackburn Rovers production received the accolade of a NODA Award for best stage production.

Peter spectacularly works with individuals, gathering their stories and turning them into most appealing community plays. His plays have been staged at major provincial theatres including New End Theatre Hampstead, Rosemary Bush Islington, Cincinnatti Theatre Ohio and Chelsea Hotel New York.


Read raving reviews of Peter’s work:

DIXIE OR ME! Peter Read is a rare playwright in that he can make you think and roar with laughter at the same time (Western Mail)

 An excellent play (Les Chamberlain Evening Leader)

 VICAR JOE (One man show written by Peter performed by Kevin Johns) It would be interesting to see the character being given a chance on the small screen. How about it BBC? (Graham Williams South Wales Evening Post)

 THE COMMITTEE: The cast threw themselves into their roles quite literally at times and clearly enjoyed themselves

 THE EIGHTH DAY: (Co written with Richard Lloyd) Entertaining, absorbing, a play for today. In the field of socially aware drama, the Eighth Day is second to none (Ron Meldon Wales Theatre Review)

 TOSHACK OR ME! An entertaining night as Peter Read hammered it home for Fluellen Theatre Company (Theatre in Wales Review)

What happens when a football loving man marries a football hating woman? Dave and Holly argue every weekend and many Tuesday nights. Dave’s friend Vicar Joe, cancels weddings if they clash with Wrexham’s home matches – which doesn’t go down well with The Bishop.

This hilarious live production has already been enjoyed by women, men, football lovers, football haters and even neutrals, plus lovers of good theatre who have no interest in sport at all.  After all, we all have an obsession for something or other. Don’t we?

Directed by Theatr Clwyd actor and performer, Mark Rodgers, just three showings will be staged at Tÿ Pawb, Wrexham on Thursday 27th, Friday 28thand Saturday 29thJune at 7.45 pm.  The play will be performed by Grown in Wales, a professional theatre company, staging plays throughout Britain and America.