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The Ghost of White Hart Lane to premiere at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Mon 10 June 2024, 12:15|Tottenham Hotspur

The Club will be hosting the premiere of The Ghost of White Hart Lane - a new play based on the life of legendary member of our Double-winning squad, John White.

The one-man show, written and directed by Martin Murphy and performed by Cal Newman, will feature at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival throughout August - the premiere in N17 on Sunday 21 July will be the only chance to see the play in London.

A limited number of tickets are available via Bruised Sky Productions’ Eventbrite page for two 60-minute performances, held in the stadium’s press auditorium, at 6pm and 8pm.

In between performances (7.15pm), a Q&A will be held with John’s son, Rob White and special guests, in the M Café for ticket holders of both shows.

Rob White said: “21st July will be 60 years to the day since my dad’s death. I see the this play as a celebration of his extraordinary life, and as a way of helping to keep his memory alive.”

Martin Murphy said: “As a lifelong Spurs fan it is an absolute honour to get to tell the incredible story of one of our greatest ever players. The chance to stage this play at our iconic stadium is a dream come true and I’m very excited to share this show with the world.”

Known as ‘The Ghost’ for the way he would often arrive in the opponents’ penalty box undetected, Scotland international John White was one of the most gifted members of Bill Nicholson’s all-conquering sides of the early 1960s.

His life was tragically cut short in July 1964 when he was struck by lightning on the golf course at the age of just 27.

The Ghost of White Hart Lane, which follows the Sunday Times best seller of the same name by Rob White and Julie Welch, follows John’s life from humble beginnings growing up just outside of Edinburgh, through to football fame and his tragic death, as well as the story of Rob who was just five months old when his dad died.

The premiere will be the second time this year that theatre has come to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with a special screening of National Theatre Live: Dear England held in the press auditorium in January.

The Club has also teamed up with the UK’s leading theatre company, Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG), to deliver West End in Tottenham - a unique partnership bringing weekly performing arts sessions to young people and communities in the London Borough of Haringey.

Following a successful pilot project in 2022, West End in Tottenham offers free classes, with funding from the Club, to young people aged 10-17, as well as a community theatre group for over-18s, to celebrate the area’s arts and culture scene - putting the voices of London N17 centre stage.

Find out more HERE…