The Twelfth Player


From the pitch to the changing rooms, from the kit room to the tunnel, join us on a unique exploration of Sixfields Stadium, to view the passionate world of football through the eyes of three generations of Northampton Town Football Club fans. Weaving together virtual and real worlds in front of your eyes, The Twelfth Player cleverly blends filmed and live performance.

Following the sell-out success of our Cultural Olympiad production Like a Fish Out of Water we invite you to view this new instalment of our immersive iPod performances.

Click here to View the Trailer

"...there is a sense of not just being in the club but going beyond the bricks and

mortar to its real beating heart – the fans” 

The Nene Quirer

“Unquestionably worth experiencing be you a football fan, theatre fan or

somewhere in between.”

A Small Mind At The Theatre blog

"Went around the show with a big smile on my face from start to finish"

Audience comment

"Wonderfully imaginative...Marvellous blending of reality and what's on screen" - Audience comment

Please click here for performance times and bookings


Sixfields Stadium

Edgar Mobbs Way

Northampton NN5 5QA

(One hour from London and Birmingham by train)


22 June - 12 July 2017


Performances last approx 40 mins and begin every 5 mins


Susanne Thomas & Sophie Jump: Co-directors

Richard Hurford: Writer

Davy McGuire: Film Maker

Craig Vear: Composer

and a fantastic cast of performers and co-devisors: Jessica Boyde, David Charles, Stefania Pinato, Giulia Lurza, Linzy Nakorn and Lauren Stewart

The Twelfth Player is presented through a unique collaboration between

Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, Royal & Derngate Theatre and Northampton Town Football Club and has been funded by Arts Council England.


22 June - 12 July 2017

Sixfields Stadium, Northampton