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 mat