Red Pitch – West End

Chuchu Nwagu, Eilene Davidson, Adam Kenwright and Nica Burns present the Bush Theatre production
written by Tyrell Williams
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15 Mar to 04 May
Book via @sohoplace

The smash-hit sold-out Bush Theatre production transfers to the West End in 2024.

Tyrell Williams’ Red Pitch, celebrated by critics as a “remarkable, next-level coming-of-age story” (The Stage) transfers to London’s newest West End theatre @sohoplace.


Kedar Williams-Stirling (Sex Education), Emeka Sesay (The Power) and Francis Lovehall (A Thousand Blows) are directed by Daniel Bailey in the award-winning “energetic, artfully staged production” (Evening Standard) about brotherhood, ambition, girls, community, and what it really means to belong.

What happens when your football pitch, a place you’ve laughed, fought, and forged friendships is threatened by impending demolition? Can three lifelong friends continue to dream of stardom, or will their goals be torn down alongside their home?

Fast-paced and sharp-edged, Red Pitch is “beautifully crafted, empathetically acted and deftly directed” (Time Out). A truly powerful story packed full of joy, Red Pitch is the unprecedented winner of all five major Best Debut Play awards.

Red Pitch is the must-see play of 2024. Secure your tickets today, from £25.

★★★★★ “Tyrell Williams’ award-winning Red Pitch returns for a replay” Financial Times
★★★★★ “Magnificent. Set to become a classic” WhatsOnStage
★★★★★ “Tyrell Williams’ footie debut plays a blinder” Evening Standard


Looking for show information and content guidance?
Red Pitch Self-Care Guide and Content Warnings

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Times & Prices

Details

Dates

15 March - 04 May

Saturday Matinees

16, 23, 23, 30, 30 March and 6, 6, 13, 13, 20, 20, 27, 27 April and 4, 4 May

Wednesday Matinees

20, 20, 27, 27 March and 3, 3, 10, 10, 17, 17, 24, 24 April and 1, 1 May

Offers and Concessions

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Performed in

@sohoplace (London's newest West End theatre)

Ticket info

Our ticket prices increase with demand, so book early to guarantee seats at the best price. Click here to find out more.

Tickets from £25

Special rates for Bush Friends, Bush Connect and Bush Locals. Sign up at bushtheatre.co.uk/members now.

For Groups and Education rates see sohoplace.org.

Content guidance:

This production contains strong language throughout, loud sounds, haze and flashing lights.

See the 'Self-Care Guide' for more show information and content guidance.

Age recommendation: 14+

Performed in the West End @sohoplace

Nearest tube: Tottenham Court Road (Elizabeth, Central, Northern lines).

Access details

Access performances for Red Pitch will be announced soon.

Fair access for all:

Discounted Access rate of 50% off per person across all price bands.

For more information:

Call @sohoplace's access line on 0330 333 5962, email [email protected] or visit sohoplace.org/accessibility


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"Smart, sophisticated playwriting at its best"
WhatOnStage
"The theatrical premiere league beckons... both zeitgeisty and timelessly humane"
Time Out
"Remarkable. A next-level coming-of-age story [with a] dazzlingly charismatic ensemble performance"
The Stage
"Wonderful... a funny, affectionate and tender portrait of young male friendship."
Financial Times
"It’s still rare to see a play about young, black, working-class youths on our stages: rarer still to see one in which they are celebrated like this."
Evening Standard
“A masterclass in comedy and authenticity”
North West End
"It's the joy you'll remember"
Independent
"Fierce, affectionate and effortlessly funny"
The Guardian

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Director
Writer

Cast

Francis Lovehall
Francis Lovehall co-stars in the television series A Thousand Blows for Disney+ which is currently in production. He made his screen debut in Steve McQueen’s highly acclaimed Small Axe: Lovers Rock. Other credits include His Dark Materials, upcoming Apple TV series Criminal Record and Netflix series Champion. Francis made his professional debut on stage in Nick Hytner’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Bridge before graduating RADA in 2019 For his role in Red Pitch, Francis was nominated for an Evening Standard Theatre Award in the Emerging Artist category.
Emeka Sesay
Emeka Sesay recently shot Jeymes Samuel’s The Book of Clarence, prior to that he shot the 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 stars 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.

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