Recommended Age 14+ | Contains adult themes, strobe lighting, haze, loud noises, strong language (inc. those of racist, homophobic and sexual nature), and themes of suicide, illness and death.

This performance has taken place in the past

★★★★★ The Skinny ★★★★★ The Wee Review ★★★★★ Broadway World ★★★★★ Braw Theatre
★★★★ The Guardian ★★★★ The Stage ★★★★ The Scotsman

A team. A team of wit? A team of players. A bunch of mates coming the gither to huv a kick aboot. Wits new?

Garry’s turned 50 but doesn’t feel like celebrating. Exhausted from years spent wrapped in regret, he begins to relive ‘the glory days’, trying to understand his mistakes, answer questions and right some wrongs in a bid to make peace with his past and find renewed purpose.

Inspired by true stories, Moorcroft follows a group of young lads in search of an escape from their working class lives. But can playing football save them from the challenges they face and make them the men they want to be?

With true friendship and the tenacity of working class people at its heart, Moorcroft tackles toxic masculinity in Scotland and asks ‘what is a real man?’ The hit show returns for extra-time after a sell-out run in 2022.


Cast: Sean Connor, Martin Docherty, Kyle Gardiner, Bailey Newsome, Jatinder Singh Randhawa, Santino Smith and Dylan Wood.

‘that rare synchronicity in theatre, when all talents involved align seamlessly to bring something truly great to the stage.’ ***** The Skinny

Written and directed by EILIDH LOAN
Set & Costume Design by CARYS HOBBS
Lighting Design by MICHAELLA FEE
Sound Design by GARY CAMERON
Dramaturgical Support by JOHNNY McKNIGHT
Assistant Director STEPHANIE AUSTIN
Associate Director SANTINO SMITH

Deputy Stage Manager BRYAN GALLAGHER
Assistant Stage Manager ZENI BOLLOK
Costume Supervisor VICTORIA BROWN


Moorcroft will be touring Scotland in Autumn 2023, in association with National Theatre of Scotland – more information from this link.

View the Moorcroft BSL promo video here:

Image credit: Joe Connolly/Jamhot; BSL promo video by EJ Raymond

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Moorcroft promotional image. An older man in a parka and holding a pint stares directly into the camera. He is standing against a brick wall with a sign saying No ball games. He has his arm draped over a washing line. A striped football top blows in the wind.