Play For The Hammers

Hammers fans who simply can't wait until the new Premiership campaign for a spot of claret and blue entertainment may want to take note of a play that is soon to be appearing at the Queens Theatre in Hornchurch, Essex.

'Bubbles In The Air' is an all-singing, all-dancing story charting life for a Hammers-supporting family on a Dagenham council estate from the mid-60s onwards.

Bill Noble and his friends are on the edge of their seats watching England win the World Cup in 1966. As Geoff Hurst scores the winning goal and Bobby Moore lifts the trophy, football-crazed twins Bubbles and Bobby are born. Driven on by their father, they reach for their dreams as life kicks misfortune in their way. She has the talent, but he's got the West Ham trial. When tragedy strikes they think it's all over...but it's only just begun.

'Bubbles In the Air' is by local writer David Ross and runs at the Queens Theatre from Wednesday, July 24 to Saturday, July 27. Performances are at 8pm with a matinee at 3pm on Saturday, JUly 27. Tickets are £8 with a £5 concession available from the Box Office on 01708 443333.

Hammers fans are also being asked to make their own contribution to the play. The producers are looking for hats, scarves, badges and other accessories that were originally worn to celebrate England's World Cup victory in 1966 and West Ham United's triumph over Arsenal in the 1980 FA Cup final.

All memorabilia will be safely returned after the play, and any supporters who can help should phone Henrietta on 01708 456008.