“Heart thumping with oxygenised blood, adrenalin flooding every little bit of me and every little bit of me is every little bit of the field in front of me.”
It is 1881. It is 1921. It is 2017.
Four women from across the centuries live, breathe, and play football. Whilst each of them face very different obstacles in pursuing their dream profession, the possibility that the beautiful game will change their futures – and the world – is tantalisingly close.
A new play by Sabrina Mahfouz and Hollie McNish, Offside is told through lyrical dialogue, poetry, and punchy prose, placing the audience on touchline of a game of a lifetime.
Supported by Arts Council England, The Foyle Foundation, The Professional Footballers’ Association, The Leche Trust and Unity Theatre Trust.
“Great story! I loved the history and thought the content was superb. Outstandingly powerful, almost had me in tears at points.”
“Held my attention throughout. Great to have so much poetry smoothly rolling through”
“Great play, cast is superb, loved the acting, the energy and emotion was really powerful.”
Writers Sabrina Mahfouz and Hollie McNish
Director Caroline Bryant
Designer Beth Oppenheim
Composer Tom Adams
Movement Director Diane Alison-Mitchell
Lighting Designer and Production Manager Dylan Tate
Assistant Director Sophie Ellerby
Running time: 70 minutes