This production opened on 3rd December 2021 and closed on 22nd January 2022.
A brave, sinewy tale of gender equality in sport
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 meaty drama about athletics... Stunningly well-executed
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).
This is a Bush Theatre production in association with Sonia Friedman Productions.
An exhilarating piece set in the fiercely competitive world of athletics
ELLA ROAD – Writer
MONIQUE TOUKO – Director
NAOMI DAWSON – Designer
JOSEPH TOONGA – Movement Director
MATT HASKINS – Lighting Designer
GILES THOMAS – Composer and Sound Designer
HEATHER BASTEN CDG – Casting