Inspired by real stories from the past and present, Offside is a heartfelt, energetic and uplifting play about women’s football, that also explores wider themes of inequality, self-belief and empowerment with humour and intelligence.
Four women from across the centuries live, breathe, and play football - Emma Clarke, the first black professional female footballer in Liverpool 1892; Lily Parr, of Dick Kerr Ladies, playing in 1921 when the FA ban prevented women from using FA pitches; and fictional characters Mickey and Keeley, representing the contemporary game.
Whilst each of them face very different obstacles, the possibility that the beautiful game will change their futures - and the world - is tantalisingly close.
Offside is told through lyrical dialogue, poetry, and punchy prose, placing the audience on the touchline of the game of a lifetime.
As part of Futures Theatre’s Offside UK tour they will be visiting Brighton and Lewes in June 2018:
Brighton: 21-22 June 2018, Brighton and Hove Albion FC – Thursday 7:30pm / Friday 5:00pm and 8:00pm.
Lewes: 23-24 June 2018, Lewes FC – Saturday 3:00pm and 7:30pm / Sunday 11:00am.
Ticket prices are as follows:
£8.00 Adult (18+)
£6.00 Concession (65+ and Under 18s)
Please note that the play is suitable for 13+ and the duration is 70 mins (no interval).
For further information on Offside please contact Futures Theatre:
T: (+44)20 7928 2832