Casting and creatives have been announced for Fair Play at the Bush Theatre.
Produced by Bush Theatre in association with Sonia Friedman Productions, Ella Road’s new piece will run from 3 December 2021 through to 22 January 2022.
Charlotte Beaumont and NicK King will star in a gripping exploration of the underside of women’s athletics.
Fair Play will be directed by Monique Touko with set and costume design by Naomi Dawson, lighting design by Matt Haskins, sound design and music by Giles Thomas, and movement direction by Joseph Toonga, the co-founder of Just Us Dance Theatre, which creates hip hop and contemporary dance pieces and runs mentoring programmes for young people. Casting is by Heather Basten CDG.
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?
Tickets for Fair Play are priced from £20 (concessions available) and can be booked at bushtheatre.co.uk
Fair Play Photography by Bronwen Sharp. Art Direction by Studio Doug