Red Pitch

by Tyrell Williams
A Bush Theatre Production

Red Pitch, the smash-hit sold-out show returns to the Bush Theatre in Sep 2023 for just 3 weeks only. Click here to book.

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? 

A coming of age story about what it means to belong to a place. Directed by Bush Theatre Associate Artistic Director Daniel Bailey (The High Table), Tyrell Williams’ fast-paced and sharp-edged new play tells a powerful story about gentrification or regeneration and the impact of this relentless change on London’s communities.

★★★★★ The Stage
★★★★★ North West End
★★★★ Evening Standard
★★★★ Independent
★★★★ WhatsOnStage
★★★★ Broadway World
★★★★ Reviews Hub
Supported by Cockayne Grants for the Arts, a donor advised fund at the London Community Foundation, and Backstage Trust.

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"Remarkable. A dazzlingly charismatic ensemble performance."
The Stage
"An eloquent love letter to our increasingly threatened public spaces"
"Fierce, affectionate and effortlessly funny"
"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."
"Smart, sophisticated new British playwriting at its best."
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