Developed in association with Curve Theatre, Leicester
by Ann Richards
directed by Gary Phillpott
Football is a game of two sexes.
It’s 2016, the wrecking ball is approaching and Ashley, Britney and Heather must face up to the destruction of their beloved football ground. As the demolition company moves in, the girls stage a last-ditch protest to save their club and fight for what they believe in.
This new play is inspired by real-life events from 1921 when the Football Association banned women from playing at affiliated grounds. After fifty years of hurt, the ban was finally lifted in 1971.
Tackling football and feminism head on, Girls with Balls takes a bold look at women, men and the beautiful game.
This play for 4 actors is set to tour the UK during 2016, see tour dates opposite.
Age guidance: 16+ (contains some adult language and scenes of a sexual nature)
(Images by Sean Goldthorpe)