Getting The Third Degree
Getting the Third Degree was commissioned by Kick It Out to recognize the 25th anniversary of its ongoing battle against discrimination in football.
This compelling new drama tells the powerful and deeply moving story of Laurie Cunningham who came to prominence with West Bromwich Albion in the late 1970s. The first of the black footballing trio famously dubbed the three Degrees – Laurie Cunningham, with his swaggering style and dazzling skills forced favourable comparisons with the legendary Pele.
The first black footballer to sign for the mighty Real Madrid and only the second to to win a full cap for England, he inspired a whole generation of young black players to follow in his pioneering footsteps.
Incorporating 1970s funk, soul and blues, contemporary commentary and and social and political speeches, the play is a powerful piece of theatre that vividly recreates a tense and troubled period in the history of football and the wider society.
Ages: Suitable for all