Red Pitch – Online

by Tyrell Williams
A Bush Theatre Production filmed by Savage Mills
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The hit play returns

The smash-hit, sell-out story of brotherhood and gentrification returns, filmed live at the Bush Theatre and streaming to the comfort of your living room.


‘The way they’re changing endz is nuts.’

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? 

★★★★★ “Remarkable. A next-level coming-of-age story.” The Stage

The fast-paced and sharp-edged new play from Tyrell Williams (#HoodDocumentary) tells a powerful story about gentrification or regeneration and the impact of this relentless change on London’s communities. It’s “smart, sophisticated new British playwriting at its best” (The Plays The Thing).

Don’t miss out on the return of the knockout cast Kedar Williams-Stirling (Sex Education), Emeka Sesay (Top Boy) and Francis Lovehall (Small Axe), in director Daniel Bailey’s “energetic, artfully staged production” (Evening Standard).

Supported by Cockayne Grants for the Arts, a donor advised fund at the London Community Foundation, and Backstage Trust.

How does it work?
Red Pitch – Online is streaming worldwide, so you can watch it from anywhere. The performance will begin promptly at 2:45pm or 7:45pm. The film will be available to watch on demand for 48 hours from the date and time selected. You can read our FAQs on online performances here.

Each online performance is a filmed live show that will be streamed to audiences. It can be watched on your laptop, tablet, mobile device – or you can mirror the show to your smart TV. Find out more.


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"Remarkable. A dazzlingly charismatic ensemble performance."
The Stage
"An eloquent love letter to our increasingly threatened public spaces"
WhatsOnStage
"Buzzes with energy. Fierce, affectionate and effortlessly funny"
Guardian
"Electrifying. Intoxicating. Not to be missed."
North West End
"Tyrell Williams’s footie debut plays a blinder"
Evening Standard
"It’s the joy you’ll remember."
Independent
"Smart, sophisticated new British playwriting at its best."
The Play's The Thing
“A glorious 90 minutes of high energy performance”
Arts Desk

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Cast

Francis Lovehall
Francis Lovehall most recently featured in Steve McQueen’s highly acclaimed Small Axe: Lovers Rock in his screen debut. He made his professional debut in Nick Hytner’s celebrated production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at The Bridge before graduating RADA in 2019. Last year, Francis wrapped Masters Of The Air for Apple TV+ with Dee Rees directing his episodes, which he shot concurrently with His Dark Materials 3 for HBO and BBC.
Emeka Sesay
Emeka Sesay recently shot BBC independent feature Pretty Red Dress directed by Dionne Edwards.  His previous credits include The Power for Amazon, The Novels That Shaped Us for BBC 2 with Russell Tovey, Top Boy for Netflix and Armando Iannucci’s David Copperfield alongside Dev Patel, Hugh Laurie, and Tilda Swinton. In 2016 Emeka appeared in Shadowman as well as BAFTA nominated short films Samuel613 and Goodnight.
Kedar Williams-Stirling
Kedar Williams-Stirling is currently starring in the Netflix series Sex Education. His television credits include Steve McQueen’s anthology series Small Axe for the BBC and Amazon, Will for TNT, the History Channel mini-series Roots and Wolfblood. Kedar’s stage credits include playing Young Simba in The Lion King (Lyceum), Big White Fog (Almeida Theatre), Welcome to Thebes (National Theatre), The Dutchman and The History Boys

#RedPitch @bushtheatre

Really inspiring session with #CitzWriters - we were lucky enough to chat to @tywilliam14 about all things writing… https://t.co/gPmjbvzxMs
Anna Jordan
@WAPtheatre
24 May
Really inspiring session with #CitzWriters - we were lucky enough to chat to @tywilliam14 about all things writing… https://t.co/gPmjbvzxMs
Anna Jordan
@WAPtheatre
24 May
Really inspiring session with #CitzWriters - we were lucky enough to chat to @tywilliam14 about all things writing… https://t.co/gPmjbvzxMs
Anna Jordan
@WAPtheatre
24 May
Really inspiring session with #CitzWriters - we were lucky enough to chat to @tywilliam14 about all things writing… https://t.co/gPmjbvzxMs
Anna Jordan
@WAPtheatre
24 May

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