This Christmas, Hull Truck invites you to join Chris on a hilarious and heartfelt journey - part Back to the Future, part A Christmas Carol, all brilliantly unhinged - from Mick Martin, the writer of 2012 Northern Soul smash Once Upon a Time in Wigan.
The play, directed by Nick Lane, has opened in newly-announced City of Culture 2017, Hull and will run until 11th January:
Chris McCann's life is going nowhere. He's out of work, out of money and out of luck. His kids don't understand him and his wife's at her wits' end. Worst of all, it's Christmas.
Is Chris in the mood for mistletoe and wine? No. He can't afford them for a start! He's blown what cash he had on old Christmas Annuals so he can revisit the world of his boyhood heroes, especially Titch McCreavie, the Flame-Haired Dynamo - a superstar footballer, 1970s style!
As Christmas Day approaches, Chris withdraws into the cartoon world of perfect goals, perfect girls, flared jeans and fondue parties - with some rather surprising results!