The play begins in 2019. Rose is at Hampden Park waiting to be presented with a Scotland cap for a match she played against England… 47 years earlier. The belated accolade prompts Rose to reflect on her extraordinary life and career.
During her childhood in Stewarton, she endured physical punishment, ridicule and expulsion from school, simply because she was a girl who wanted to play football. She refused to accept what she was repeatedly told: football isn’t a game for girls. However, with the women’s game banned in Scotland, the teenage Rose decided she had no option but to leave and pursue her dream in Europe.
Following a brief spell in Paris, Rose went on to enjoy a phenomenally successful 20-year professional career in Italy. She played for eight Italian teams, including AC Milan, Catania, Lecce and Trani, and was made captain of them all.
She won 8 Serie A league titles, 4 Cups, and two Golden Boots for top scorer and was voted best female footballer in the world. Her spirit, courage and determination in her fight simply to be a girl who plays football is a story which will inspire audiences of all ages.