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The award winning sell-out play kicks off in the West End next month!
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About Red Pitch

Tyrell Williams hit the back of the net with his award-winning football-themed debut play, which premiered at the Bush Theatre in 2022. Now it’s been promoted to the West End, running at the exciting venue @sohoplace – and giving audiences a fresh chance to catch the action. Make sure you book your Red Pitch tickets on TodayTix.

Williams’s Red Pitch play follows a trio of black teenagers and lifelong friends, all hoping to live the dream by nailing a tryout with professional football team QPR. But they’re juggling plenty of other things too, from caring responsibilities and tricky familial bonds to the usual coming-of-age drama, like girls, social media, and their shifting friendships.

There’s also a big external threat: gentrification. The local council is looking to modernise their area, which might be good news in some ways, but is also a threat to their way of life – and potentially their local pitch. How much change is really welcome, and how much do we define ourselves by our surroundings? What makes a home?

Those sorts of themes ensure that you don’t need to know anything about the offside rule, or anything else football-related, to engage with Daniel Bailey’s beautifully crafted Red Pitch London production.

Make your own winning play: book your Red Pitch tickets now on TodayTix.

Run time

1 hour 30 mins (no interval)

Start date

March 15th, 2024

End date

May 4th, 2024

Age

14+

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Red Pitch cast and creative team

By: Tyrell Williams
Director: Daniel Bailey
Cast list: Francis Lovehall, Emeka Sesay, Kedar Williams-Stirling

Venue

Soho Place

2 Soho Place, London, England, W1D 3BG

Directions

Railway station: Euston
Bus numbers: (Tottenham Ct Rd Station) 7, 10, 14, 24, 29, 73, 134, 242; (New Oxford St) 1, 8, 25, 55, 98, 176, 390
Night bus numbers: (Tottenham Ct Rd Station) 7, 10, 14, 24, 134, 242, N7, N29, N35, N68, N73, N253, N279; (New Oxford St) 25, 176, 390, N1, N8, N41, N55, N98, N171, N207
Car park: YMCA Great Russell Street (2mins), Holborn Selkirk House Museum Street (5mins)
Directions from tube: The theatre can be seen from the station, on the corner of the crossroads between Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Street.

More information about Red Pitch

Audiences first fell in love with Red Pitch two years ago, and it’s already been brought back by popular demand: the Bush Theatre held an encore run of the show in 2023. Now, it gets promoted to the West End.

This latest production is another exciting new writing debut for new London venue @sohoplace, which has already championed the likes of musical The Little Big Things and a stage version of Brokeback Mountain.

Red Pitch also follows another football-themed play into the West End – and, just like James Graham’s winner Dear England, you don’t have to know the offside rule to have a great night out. Both pieces are much more about people and about our country more generally than about slide tackles or bending it like Beckham.

Red Pitch in particular centres on these three 16-year-olds: Bilal, whose dad nearly made it as a pro footballer, and so has pressure to carry on that legacy; Omz, who splits his time with looking after his younger brother and his grandad; and Joey, the goalie, who has a back-up plan in the form of a business course.

The brilliant original team is back too. Castmates Kedar Williams-Stirling, Emeka Sesay and Francis Lovehall are all reprising their roles in the @sohoplay run – and they’ll doubtless be hitting the back of the net again.

What to watch for

Red Pitch is an exciting piece of new British writing – and it’s already had incredible recognition with an Olivier Award nomination, plus wins in The Stage Debut Awards, the Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards, the Evening Standard Theatre Awards, the Off West End Awards and more. ● You’ll recognise its talented cast from other projects too. Kedar Williams-Stirling played another aspiring athlete, swimmer Jackson Marchetti, in Netflix’s Sex Education, and both he and Francis Lovehall appeared in the acclaimed Small Axe series, while Emeka Sesay was in Amazon Prime Video’s adaptation of Naomi Alderman’s The Power. ● The play might tackle all sorts of subjects beyond football, but the setting is definitely a pitch, and an excitingly immersive one at that thanks to Amelia Jane Hankin’s design. Plus the cast are nimble movers! If you’ve seen Dear England, it’s a really interesting comparison in how to stage a sport as drama. ● The choice of @sohoplace makes sense when you also bear in mind that Daniel Bailey’s production has plenty of fun with breaking the fourth wall: the players acknowledge the audience occasionally by, for example, reaching out to shake hands. That should brilliantly suit this in-the-round venue, where the audience is part of the action.

Frequently asked questions

What is Red Pitch about?

Red Pitch, celebrated by critics as a “remarkable, next-level coming-of-age story” by acclaimed writer Tyrell Williams, transfers to London’s newest West End theatre, @sohoplace, following 2 sold-out, award-winning runs at the Bush Theatre.

What is the running time of Red Pitch ?

Red Pitch runs for 1 hour 30 mins (no interval).

Which theatre is Red Pitch at?

Red Pitch is at London's Soho Place.

How much are tickets for Red Pitch ?

Red Pitch tickets start at £25.

What is the age recommendation for Red Pitch ?

14+

How do you get tickets for Red Pitch ?

Check the top of this page for current availability and exclusive offers on Red Pitch tickets on TodayTix.

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