The Ball Of Fire
Experience the life and times of the great Alan Ball, beautifully played out through a dramatization that recounts his early struggles on the road to becoming a professional footballer.
After playing the part of John Lennon in Cilla the Musical, Michael Hawkins is back starring as Alan Ball. Michael Cullen plays the part of Eddie Cavanagh. Ex-Everton legend Ronny Goodlass poetically narrates the play tracing every step of Alan’s journey; performed by a talented cast that will keep you captivated throughout.
His family have endorsed this play to give Alan’s fans the world over a chance to know the real man within the legend.
Intertwined with his private life, this play will touch your heart and soul.
Ex-Everton Player/Broadcaster - Ronny Goodlass (Narration)
Charity worker - Speedo Mick (Eddie Cavanagh)
Michael Hawkins – (Alan Ball)
John Purcell (Alan Ball Senior)
Lisa Symonds (Mrs Ball)
Sam Walton (Leslie Ball)
Katie King (Carol Ball)
Jay Podmore (Howard Kendal)
James Ledsham (Colin Harvey)
Stage Play: Written by Kenny O’Connell
Narrated Poetry: Written by Bobby Parry
Directed by: Margaret Connell
Song: ‘The Ball of Fire’ Written by: Kenny O’Connell & Bobby Parry
“From a smitten fan who went on to clean Alan’s boots, then becoming a team mate both in life and of course football” Ronny Goodlass
“A fantastic tribute to my godfather Alan Ball, my father Eddie Cavanagh would be so proud" Alan Ball Cavanagh
“The best player that I have ever played alongside for club and country, so looking forward to this play” Joe Royle
“Ball of Fire is an unmissable play for Everton and England fans alike as it provides an insight into the life and times of a true footballing legend”
David Prentice - Liverpool Echo Sports Editor