Plainmoor plays host to a screening of a new British film that is earning rave reviews.
‘The film is set at Bromley FC in the late 1960s, but could take place at any other small town Non-League club with big dreams – the kind of club that couldn’t survive without the help of volunteers and the undying loyalty of their fans – through thick and thin. These are the places where the true soul of football can be found. And this is where our story takes place. It’s about a boy who falls in love for the first time – with an underachieving football team as well as its Chairman’s daughter. It has become a favourite of Non-League fans everywhere, as well as earning praise from the likes of Peter Crouch and Henry Winter.The film is inspired by the much-loved book, The Bromley Boys by Dave Roberts. A book which follows the author’s progress as a teenage fan during his Non-League team’s worst ever season.
The Bromley Boys is a funny, feel good rites of passage comedy played out to the sights and sounds of Britain in the late 1960s. Adapted from the hilarious novel by Dave Roberts, it recounts the author’s highs and lows supporting his beloved Bromley FC through their worst ever season. Bumping along at the bottom of the bottom Non-League division and effectively the worst football team in Britain, Bromley had reached breaking point. Desperate for a change of fortune and deluded by his own over active imagination, Dave hatches a plan that will not only see Bromley grabbing the headlines on Match of the Day, but also have a number of top flight clubs descends upon Hayes Lane to scout Bromley’s dubiously over-rated centre forward. Throw into the mix, the Bromley Chairman’s daughter Ruby McQueen – who actually hates football – and you have a recipe for disaster
which has Dave’s football fandom tested to the core.
The Bromley Boys features a host of well known faces, including Brenock O’Connor (Game of Thrones), Alan Davies (Jonathan Creek), Martine McCutcheon (Love Actually),Jamie Foreman (Layer Cake) and Adam Deacon (Annuvahood). Ewen Macintosh (The Office) Gareth Hale (Hale and Pace, Extras) also star. The cast is joined by several up and coming actors, including Ross Anderson, Anna Danshina, Savannah Baker and World Freestyle Footballer Sean Garnier.
Grab a chance to watch The Bromley Boys here at Torquay United FC. Relive the nostalgic Non-League football of the 1960s and the highs and lows of supporting a beloved team. Follow Dave Robert’s escapades to fix Bromley FC’s desperate need for a change of fortune in this hilarious feel good rites of passage comedy.
“Funny, and poignant. A must-see for any football fan.” – Henry Winter – The Times
Location: Plainmoor | Boots & Laces
NEW Date & Time: 24th June at 19.30
Tickets: £7.50 Adults | £5 Concessions – click here to book your tickets.