Jamie Wood

Beating McEnroe

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1980. Wimbledon. Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe face each other across the net: the self-controlled champion and the impassioned upstart. An epic rivalry comes to a head. A six-year old boy watches and learns.  

Bjorn Borg epitomised tennis cool. He was everything Jamie and his brother wanted to be. Then John McEnroe came along and Jamie was beaten, along with Borg. Thirty years of torment and self-questioning later, Jamie is ready to face his greatest opponent.

Age guidance 12+

‘UNPREDICTABLE, OFTEN HILARIOUS, AND AT POINTS UNEXPECTEDLY LIFE-AFFIRMING’

BROADWAY BABY

‘SPENDING AN HOUR IN THE COMPANY OF HIS IMAGINATION IS DIZZYING... ALWAYS UNPREDICTABLE, UTTERLY HILARIOUS AND OFTEN GIDDILY UPLIFTING... ONE OF THE ODDEST, MOST ORIGINAL AND ENTERTAINING HOURS YOU'RE LIKELY TO SPEND IN A THEATRE’

EXEUNT MAGAZINE

‘BEATING MCENROE IS AS FUNNY AS THE BEST COMEDY, SUPER-THEATRICAL & ENTIRELY UNLIKE ANYTHING ELSE’

THE GUARDIAN