The Beautiful Game is a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber that opened at London's Cambridge Theatre on September 26, 2000 and closed on January 9, 2001.

The musical was about soccer, um, I mean football, but not American football. However, of course, it's not really about football/soccer, it was about Protestant/Catholic friction in Ireland, but it was enough about football/soccer that it never made it to the United States.

The Beautiful Game

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Ben Elton

Directed by Robert Carsen

Josie Walker as Mary
David Shannon as John
Hannah Wassingham as Christine
Michael Shaeffer as Thomas
Alex Sharpe as Bernadette
Jamie Golding as Daniel
Ben Goddard as Del
Frank Grimes as Father O'Donnell
Dale Meeks as Ginger
Dianne Pilkington as Protestant Girl
Oliver Segal as Sean Kelly