Running time: 75 minutes (no interval)
"Heart thumping with oxygenised blood,
adrenalin flooding every little bit of me
and every little bit of me
is every little bit of the field in front of me."
It is 1892. It is 1921. It is 2018.
Four women from across the centuries live, breathe, and play football. 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.
***** - "Brilliant and polished overlapping storytelling" BroadwayBaby
***** - "An impressive feat"
**** - "A tremendous three-hander"
**** - "An engaging, enthralling watch"
**** - "Defiantly and rawly poetic"
Offside first toured the UK March - April 2017 before securing a transfer to the Pleasance for the Edinburgh Fringe.
Writers: Sabrina Mahfouz and Hollie McNish
Director and Originator: Caroline Bryant
Designer: Beth Oppenheim
Composer: Tom Adams
Movement Director: Diane Alison-Mitchell
Lighting Designer: Dylan Tate
Voice and Dialect Coach: Izo Fitzroy
Patchwork Maker: Atena Pou-Clavell
Video Designer: Megumi Okazaki
18th and 19th May 2018
Wheelchair accessible throughout.
“Brilliant and polished overlapping storytelling” BroadwayBaby
“A particularly impressive feat”