‘It’s a very hyper-masculine world and the conversation isn’t being had by a lot of clubs.’ How would an openly gay footballer cope in the Premier League? Mark Starling explores the idea in his new play Target Man. Starling, and star Mateo Oxley, discussed the drama with London Live. Check out the interview then book your tickets!
Theatre company Sliding Tackle’s debut production, new drama Target Man, which is set in the world of Premier League football, comes to the King’s Head Theatre later this month. Time to book your tickets!
When Andrew and Eve Pearson-Wright first met while performing The Mousetrap, the greatest of detectives could not have deduced that it would lead to marriage, founding a theatre company and touring The Giant Killers. The play tells a fascinating tale about one of football’s most pivotal moments. Read what Andrew and Eve have to say, then get booking!
Discover a fascinating story of footballing underdogs this autumn, as Long Lane Theatre Company tours its Edinburgh Fringe hit The Giant Killers around the UK before culminating with a week-long transfer to Upstairs at the Gatehouse in Highgate, London, next month. Time to get booking!
The tempestuous story of two ideologically opposed, minor league football men and the young player caught between them has little to do with the actual game and has a compelling, emotional narrative.
Black theatre used to be one of most creative aspects of contemporary British drama. But recently a lot of the impetus behind plays by black playwrights seems to have dried up. The great names of the past couple of decades are either silent, or, which is worse, merely repeating themselves.
Offside, Futures Theatre’s touring production at the Traverse, is a heartfelt, energetic and ultimately uplifting play about women’s football that explores wider issues with humour and intelligence. Anyone with experience of football administration will know that the game is very much run by old white men in suits.
Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
This is the one where critics who spend most of their time in the theatre show off their football knowledge. In my case, it won’t take long. In fact one of the best things about Bend It Like Beckham is that you don’t have to give a referee’s toss about the beautiful game, and you don’t need to have seen the 2002 movie.
Three Lions, a determinedly comedic kickabout, has been kicking about the provinces for a couple of years now since it kicked off at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival. So long, in fact, you may have forgotten the issues: in December 2010 newish PM David Cameron, oldish soccer ace David Beckham and just-engaged-to-Kate Prince William fronted the England […]
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