Co-produced by Paines Plough, Hull Truck and Watford Palace, the tour will commence at Hull Truck Theatre Aug. 29, then visit Leeds, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Kendal, Scarborough and Ipswich, before transferring to the Bush, where it will begin performances Nov. 26 prior to an official opening Nov. 27, for a run through Dec. 21.
The play is directed by Paines Plough co-artistic director James Grieve, and will mark a return to the Bush for Wells, whose 2011 play there, The Kitchen Sink, won him both the Most Promising Playwright Award for the Critics' Circle Theatre Awards and also the George Devine Award.
In a press statement, Grieve commented, "The autumn tour of Tom Wells' Jumpers for Goalposts sees the company returning to seven great theatres across the country with a production we are excited to share as one of the feel-good comedy hits of the year. Along with Hull Truck and Watford Palace Theatre, I am tremendously excited to bring Tom's important, heart-rending and side-splitting rom com to audiences in Hull, Leeds, Newcastle, Scarborough, Kendal and Ipswich, before bringing it to London's Bush Theatre at the end of the year."
The play is described in press materials as a heart-warming story about football, friendship and finding your way: "Luke wants Danny, but Danny's got a secret. Joe wants to play in goal, but Geoff wants a headline gig. Viv just wants to beat the lesbians to the league title."
For full details on the tour, visit www.painesplough.com. To book for the Bush Theatre, contact the box office on 020 8743 5050 or visit www.bushtheatre.co.uk for more details.