Cornered – the Replay!

Cornered2018img12 – 14 April 2018
The Peacock, Sunderland

Following the huge success of this show in 2017, I was delighted to be reviving it again, producing with Vanessa Karon under the banner of Cranked Anvil, this time in a residency at Sunderland’s fantastic venue The Peacock.

The event was a treat for football fans, theatre-goers, and pie fanatics alike, and was truly a night to remember.

All three nights sold out, and the evening’s entertainment included all of the following:

  • A stand-up comedy set from Sunderland comedian David Callaghan
  • Top-notch food from The Peacock – a succulent serving of Pie, Peas & Gravy! (veg option available)
  • A performance of Jeff Brown’s brilliant play – with updates and new material added – performed by the brilliant Steve Arnott, who portrayed Davey Corner so perfectly in last year’s production.
  • An after-show discussion, and Q&A session, with Dave Corner, hosted by Jeff Brown

About the play, Cornered by Jeff Brown…
On 24th of March 1985, a dream comes true for a young football player from Sunderland. just 18 years old, Dave Corner runs out onto the hallowed Wembley turf, to play in a cup final for his beloved home team.  Less than 90 minutes later, a slip up on the pitch turns the dream into his worst nightmare – from which his pride, his physical safety, and ultimately his career, never recovers.

This funny and at times poignant play by BBC Look North’s Jeff Brown finds out what happened to Davey Corner after that fateful day against the Canaries…