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!
The latest play from Mark Starling runs at the Islington venue from 20-24 August 2019.
Connor’s just signed for a Premier League team. Fame, fortune and the World Cup squad are within his reach. He just needs to play up and keep his head down. But Connor has a secret which football isn’t ready to hear. When he crosses paths with Joel, England’s No. 1, together they make a decision which threatens their careers, private lives, and the very foundations of the game.
Target Man, which explores ideas of coming out in the world of professional sport, is the latest play from Starling, whose work has previously been seen at the Old Red Lion Theatre, Southwark Playhouse and Pleasance Theatre. In autumn last year,it won the Mercury / Weinberger Future Voice Award, given to a rising talent between the ages of 16 and 25 years old.
Speaking about the award, Starling said:
“I’m thrilled to have won this award. It’s an important subject matter, and I hope that this is just the start of the journey for the play!”
The production is directed by Laura Jayne Bateman, who co-founded Sliding Tackle with Starling. She has previously directed at venues including Southwark Playhouse, Above The Arts and the White Bear Theatre. Writing about her production of The Thrill of Love, Impact Magazine said the piece was: “beautifully executed thanks to Laura Jayne Bateman’s direction.”
William Robinson and Mateo Oxley lead the cast as Connor and Joel, with Sian Martin and Edward Wolstenholme completing the cast.
Sliding Tackle’s production runs at the King’s Head as part of a late summer line up that also includes love story World’s End, comic drama about ‘nice guys’ Stripped and tuneful Harry Potter comedy, Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts Musical Parody.
Target Man runs at the King’s Head Theatre, 115 Upper St, N1 1QN from 20 to 24 August 2019 with performances Tuesday to Saturday 9pm, matinee Saturday 5pm. Tickets are priced £18. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!
Take a peek into the rehearsal room