Fair Play – Online

by Ella Road
A Bush Theatre Production filmed by Black Apron Entertainment
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07 Feb to 12 Feb

Ella Road’s critically acclaimed Fair Play, performed at the Bush Theatre and streaming internationally to the comfort of your living room.

The clocks are set. The line is drawn. They’ve got a chance to be champions. But at what cost? 

When Ann joins Sophie’s running club she’s thrown into a world of regimented training and pure focus. The two girls couldn’t be more different, but soon their shared passion makes them inseparable – dreaming in lanes and lap-times, waking up picturing Olympic medals, each day stronger and faster… 

But set head to head in the run up to the World Championships, they find themselves and their friendship put to the ultimate test. As their relationships, their bodies, and their very identities are pulled into public scrutiny, does being exceptional come at too high a price? 

A gripping exploration of the underside of women’s athletics, Fair Play is the new work from Ella Road (The Phlebotomist) – “the most promising young playwright in Britain” (The Telegraph).

We are proud to be working in partnership with Intersex UK, Holly Greenberry & Dr Payoshni Mitra to realise this production of Fair Play.

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Times & Prices



07 February - 12 FebruaryFrom £10

  • Band A: From £10
  • Band B: From £20

Wednesday Matinees

9 FebruaryFrom £10

  • Band A: From £10
  • Band B: From £20

Saturday Matinees

12 FebruaryFrom £10

  • Band A: From £10
  • Band B: From £20
Running time approx 1 hours 30 minutes

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Ticket Prices


£15.00 (inc. donation)


£30.00 (inc. donation)

Each ticket holder will have access to the same view, regardless of the price you pay.

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Captioned Performances

All performances are captioned (English - UK)

Audio Described Performances

Thursday 10 Feb at 7:30pm.

Saturday 12 Feb at 2:30pm.

Please note, audio description cannot be turned off at these performance.

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NicK King
With roots in Broadway, network television and both voice and commercial acting, NicK King’s previous stage credits include the 30th anniversary USA tour of Annie, The Lion King (Broadway) and The Nutcracker (The Washington Ballet). NicK has appeared on television in Law & Order and Village People and in the short films Dead Air and FINE as well as regional and national US commercials. NicK is no newcomer to storytelling from the heart, having written their own stories in the forms of a published book of poetry and prose, songs, series, and stage plays. With new opportunities emerging for intersex, trans/nonbinary and queer actors every day, NicK is eager to contribute to creating and telling stories that explore all sides of them and their surrounding communities.
Charlotte Beaumont
Charlotte Beaumont’s theatre credits include The Lovely Bones (Birmingham Repertory Theatre & UK tour), The Importance of Being Earnest (The Watermill), Romeo & Juliet (The Globe), No One Will Tell Me How to Start A Revolution (Hampstead Theatre), Jumpy (Theatre Clwyd), Three Winters (National Theatre, Lyttleton), Playhouse Creatures (Chichester Festival Theatre), The Flooded Grave and 2,000 Feet Away (Bush Theatre). On television she has appeared in Broadchurch (ITV), Waterloo Road (BBC), Death In Paradise (BBC), Coming Up: Sink or Swim (Channel 4), Zapped (Baby Cow), and Skins (E4). Charlotte’s film appearances include The Windmill Massacre (Pellicola), Butterfly Kisses (Blue Shadow Films), Balcony (Clipside Films), Skip Girl (Mara Adina), Jupiter Ascending (Warner Bros), Tommy (Left Bank Pictures), and Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (Aegis Film Fund).


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18 Jan
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18 Jan
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18 Jan
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18 Jan
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18 Jan
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