Multi award-winning football drama Red Pitch returns to Bush Theatre

Tyrell Williams’ Red Pitch will return to London’s Bush Theatre this September.

One of the hit productions of the Bush Theatre’s 50th anniversary year, the show will run at the venue for three weeks only from 7 September.

Original cast members Kedar Williams-Stirling, Emeka Sesay and Francis Lovehall play three football-obsessed teens in the piece, directed by Daniel Bailey.

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?

The production has set and costume design by Amelia Jane Hankin, lighting design by Ali Hunter, sound design by Khalil Madovi, movement direction by Dickson Mbi, associate design by Georgia Wilmot, associate movement direction by Ricardo Da Silva, dramaturg Deirdre O’Halloran, casting direction by Heather Basten CDG, voice coaching by Gurkiran Kaur, fight direction by Kev McCurdy and football consultation by Aaron Samuel.

The 2022 production of Tyrell Williams’ Red Pitch won the Off West End Award for Best New Play and Tyrell won the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright, The Stage Debut Award for Best Writer, the Critics’ Circle Theatre Award for Most Promising Playwright and the George Devine Award. The production was nominated for a further seven Off West End Awards including Best Production, Best Performance Ensemble and Best Director.

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About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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