Adapted by Ian Winterton from an unfilmed movie script by Jack Rosenthal, with the input and blessing of his widow Maureen Lipman, the play tells the story of George Best, legendary footballer, as he looks back while in rehab at how his early life sowed the seeds of both his greatness – and his alcoholism. The stage version of The Best was a hit at theatres in the North West and won a Manchester Theatre Award.  At its London show it was seen by an approving Angie and Callum Best.