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Red Pitch. South London. Three lifelong friends Omz, Bilal and Joey are playing football. Like they always have. Living out dreams of football stardom. Beyond their football pitch, local shops are closing, old flats are being demolished as new flats shoot up, some residents struggle to stay while others rush to leave. When a small football pitch has been a home from home, a place you’ve laughed, fought and forged friendships, what happens when it’s under threat?
A coming of age story about what it means to belong to a place. Directed by Bush Theatre Associate Artistic Director Daniel Bailey (The High Table), Tyrell Williams’ fast-paced and sharp-edged new play tells a powerful story about gentrification or regeneration and the impact of this relentless change on London’s communities.
Intelligent, nuanced – an unbelievable debut
Effortlessly and energetically entertaining
With a talented cast and filled with energy
If this is how the future of theatre might look, audiences are in safe hands
Fierce, affectionate and effortlessly funny
Energetic, artfully staged production
Sharp, funny and deeply poignant debut
Triumphant take on flux and football in a fast-changing south London neighbourhood
Williams' sharpened writing gets full value from three outstanding performances
A promising debut