Crouch, Touch, Pause, Engage


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(RRP £9.99) | Oberon Books

The story of gay Welsh rugby icon Gareth Thomas and his home town Bridgend, Crouch, Touch, Pause, Engage is a powerful and funny play about sport, secrets, courage, friendship, and learning to be yourself.

“Brilliant. It wrenches the gut and makes the soul sing” The Times
“A complex and powerful play. Joyful” Time Out
“Fantastically moving” The Sunday Times
“Eye-opening and heartening” The Independent 

It’s a verbatim play from the master of the form, Robin Soans, whose acclaimed previous plays based on encounters with real people include Talking to Terrorists, Mixed Up North and A State Affair (all for Out of Joint), The Arab-Israeli Cookbook and Life After Scandal.

Crouch, Touch, Pause, Engage toured from February to June 2o15, gathering five-star reviews and standing ovations.

EXTRAS: This book also includes colour rehearsal photographs and an essay on gay sports stars by Matthew Todd, editor of Attitude Magazine.


Read our interview with Gareth