‘Big Sid’ started out as an episode in Jack Rosenthal’s TV series ‘Nightingale’s Boys’, not seen since its transmission on Granada in 1976. With the permission of Rosenthal’s widow, Maureen Lipman, Ian Winterton adapted the screenplay for Lass Productions. Telling the story of Sid, a vainglorious cricketer struggling to find his place in the world upon retirement, the play is a bittersweet tale of a once-proud man forced to compromise.

It was directed by Nick Birchill and starred Colin Connor, Emma Laidlaw, Gary Hanks, Matt Lanigan, Will Hutchby and Lisa Connor.