Offside - EDINBURGH FESTIVAL
PLEASANCE - ABOVE | 2 - 28TH AUGUST 2017
By Sabrina Mahfouz and Hollie McNish
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 1881. It is 1921. It is 2017.
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.
★★★★★ - 'A particularly impressive feat' - Morning Star
★★★★ - 'Defiantly and rawly poetic' - AllEdinburghTheatre.com
★★★★ - 'A hard hitting and powerful piece' - Edinburgh Guide
★★★★ - 'Stylish direction from Caroline Bryant' - Reviews Hub
Written by leading spoken word artists Sabrina Mahfouz and Hollie McNish, 'Offside' comes to the Pleasance after a hit UK tour in the spring. Grab your ticket to be on the touchline of the game of a lifetime!
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 and Costume Assistant: Atena Pou-Clavell
Video Designer: Megumi Okazaki
dates and tickets
Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance, EHT 9TJ
2-28 August (no performances 14 and 21 August)
2-4 August £6
5-8, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27 August £12 (£11)
9-10, 16-17, 23-24 August £11 (£10)
15, 22, 28 August £9 (£8)
'Offside' Production Photography by Lidia Crisafulli
Production generously supported by L. Michelle Franklin and PJ Kirby QC