Fair Play

Fair Play

This is a Bush Theatre production in association with Sonia Friedman Productions.

3 December 2021 - 22 January, 2022 at the Bush Theatre

The clocks are set. The line is drawn. They’ve got a chance to be champions. But at what cost?

When Ann joins Sophie’s running club she’s thrown into a world of regimented training and pure focus. The two girls couldn’t be more different, but soon their shared passion makes them inseparable – dreaming in lanes and lap-times, waking up picturing Olympic medals, each day stronger and faster…

But set head to head in the run up to the World Championships, they find themselves and their friendship put to the ultimate test. As their relationships, their bodies, and their very identities are pulled into public scrutiny, does being exceptional come at too high a price?

A gripping exploration of the underside of women’s athletics, Fair Play is the new work from Ella Road (The Phlebotomist) – “the most promising young playwright in Britain” (The Telegraph).

Writer Ella Road

Director Monique Touko

Designer Naomi Dawson

Movement Director Joseph Toonga

Lighting Designer Matt Haskins

Composer and Sound Designer Giles Thomas

Casting Heather Basten CDG

Cast NicK King & Charlotte Beaumont