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First look: Red Pitch at Bush Theatre with Kedar Williams-Stirling, Emeka Sesay and Francis Lovehall

l-r Kedar Williams-Stirling (Bilal), Emeka Sesay (Joey)and Francis Lovehall (Omz) in 'Red Pitch' at Bush Theatre (Photo by Craig Fuller) 13
l-r Kedar Williams-Stirling (Bilal), Emeka Sesay (Joey)and Francis Lovehall (Omz) in 'Red Pitch' at Bush Theatre (Photo by Craig Fuller)

First look production photos of Red Pitch at Bush Theatre have been revealed!

The new piece is described as a “fast-paced, sharp-edged, and powerful story about gentrification and the impact of this relentless change on London’s communities”.

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Red Pitch is currently playing at London’s Bush Theatre to 26 March 2022.

l-r Kedar Williams-Stirling (Bilal), Francis Lovehall (Omz) and Emeka Sesay (Joey) in 'Red Pitch' at Bush Theatre (Photo by Craig Fuller) 1
l-r Kedar Williams-Stirling (Bilal), Francis Lovehall (Omz) and Emeka Sesay (Joey) in ‘Red Pitch’ at Bush Theatre (Photo by Craig Fuller)
l-r Francis Lovehall (Omz), Kedar Williams-Stirling (Bilal)and Emeka Sesay (Joey) in 'Red Pitch' at Bush Theatre (Photo by Craig Fuller) 9
l-r Francis Lovehall (Omz), Kedar Williams-Stirling (Bilal)and Emeka Sesay (Joey) in ‘Red Pitch’ at Bush Theatre (Photo by Craig Fuller)
l-r Francis Lovehall (Omz), Kedar Williams -Stirling (Bilal) and Emeka Sesay (Joey) in 'Red Pitch' at Bush Theatre (Photo by Craig Fuller) 4
l-r Francis Lovehall (Omz), Kedar Williams -Stirling (Bilal) and Emeka Sesay (Joey) in ‘Red Pitch’ at Bush Theatre (Photo by Craig Fuller)
l-r Francis Lovehall (Omz), Emeka Sesay (Joey)and Kedar Williams-Stirling (Bilal) in 'Red Pitch' at Bush Theatre (Photo by Craig Fuller) 12
l-r Francis Lovehall (Omz), Emeka Sesay (Joey)and Kedar Williams-Stirling (Bilal) in ‘Red Pitch’ at Bush Theatre (Photo by Craig Fuller)
l-r Emeka Sesay (Joey), Francis Lovehall (Omz) and Kedar Williams-Stirling (Bilal) in 'Red Pitch' at Bush Theatre (Photo by Craig Fuller) 14
l-r Emeka Sesay (Joey), Francis Lovehall (Omz) and Kedar Williams-Stirling (Bilal) in ‘Red Pitch’ at Bush Theatre (Photo by Craig Fuller)

Directed by Daniel Bailey, the cast is Kedar Williams-Stirling (Sex Education), Emeka Sesay (Pretty Red Dress) and Francis Lovehall (Small Axe).

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?

Kedar WIlliams-Stirling (Bilal) in' Red Pitch' at Bush Theatre (Photo by Craig Fuller) 10
Kedar WIlliams-Stirling (Bilal) in’ Red Pitch’ at Bush Theatre (Photo by Craig Fuller)
Kedar Williams-Stirling (Bilal) in 'Red Pitch' at Bush Theatre (Photo by Craig Fuller) 6
Kedar Williams-Stirling (Bilal) in ‘Red Pitch’ at Bush Theatre (Photo by Craig Fuller)
Francis Lovehall (Omz) in 'Red Pitch' at Bush Theatre (Photo by Craig Fuller) 11
Francis Lovehall (Omz) in ‘Red Pitch’ at Bush Theatre (Photo by Craig Fuller)
Kedar Williams-Stirling (Bilal) in 'Red Pitch' at Bush Theatre (Photo by Craig Fuller) 2
Kedar Williams-Stirling (Bilal) in ‘Red Pitch’ at Bush Theatre (Photo by Craig Fuller)
Emeka Sesay (Joey) in 'Red Pitch' at Bush Theatre (Photo by Craig Fuller) 8
Emeka Sesay (Joey) in ‘Red Pitch’ at Bush Theatre (Photo by Craig Fuller)

The production creative team includes assistant director Monaé Robinson, set and costume designer Amelia Jane Hankin, lighting designer Ali Hunter, sound designer Khalil Madovi, movement director Dickson Mbi, fight director Kev McCurdy, costume supervisor Megan Rarity, dramaturg Deirdre O’Halloran, casting director Heather Basten CDG and casting assistant Fran Cattaneo.

For more information and tickets, visit bushtheatre.co.uk


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