The show will play the @sohoplace theatre from 15 March to 4 May 2024.
The West End transfer comes after a series of acclaimed, sell-out runs in Edinburgh and at the Bush Theatre in West London. For its September 2023 run at the Bush Theatre, the show scored some impressive reviews from the critics, including five stars from the Financial Times.
This fast-paced and sharp-edged play tells a powerful story of gentrification versus regeneration and the impact of this relentless change on London’s communities.
The production will see the original cast members of Kedar Williams-Stirling (Sex Education), Emeka Sesay (The Power) and Francis Lovehall (A Thousand Blows) return to the play, about three football-obsessed teens.
Directed by Daniel Bailey, the creative team will once again include Set and Costume Designer Amelia Jane Hankin, Lighting Designer Ali Hunter, Sound Designer Khalil Madovi, Movement Director Dickson Mbi, Associate Designer Georgia Wilmot, Associate Movement Director Ricardo Da Silva, Dramaturg Deirdre O’Halloran, Casting Director Heather Basten CDG, Voice Coach Gurkiran Kaur, Fight Director Kev McCurdy, and Football Consultant Aaron Samuel.
The 2022 production of Red Pitch won the Off West End Award for Best New Play, and Tyrell Williams won the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright, The Stage Debut Award for Best Writer, the Critics’ Circle Theatre Award for Most Promising Playwright and the George Devine Award. The production was nominated for a further seven Off West End Awards including Best Production, Best Performance Ensemble and Best Director.
Currently playing at @sohoplace theatre is hit new British musical The Little Big Things, which has extended its run to 2 March 2024.
Artistic Director of Bush Theatre, Lynette Linton, said: “Developing new writing and is central to what we do at the Bush Theatre and Tyrell’s Red Pitch is an example of which we are very proud. A beautiful story of three young Black men, dealing with what life throws at them via their deeply rooted friendship based on playing football. It was a massive success at the Bush both with audiences and critics, and following two sold-out runs at our home in West London, I and the Bush team are so excited to introduce the show to a wider West End audience and firmly establish Red Pitch in the theatrical canon. Come we go!”
Tyrell Williams and Daniel Bailey said: “The Red Pitch team are so excited to be bringing our hit show to the West End. @sohoplace is the perfect space for us to share our production with a wider audience and the audiences who have followed our journey from the start.”
Nica Burns, head of @sohoplace said: “Tyrell Williams deservedly won all five Best Writing Debut Awards for his amazing play Red Pitch, brilliantly directed by Daniel Bailey and performed by an outstanding cast. Sold out twice at the Bush, we are delighted to be welcoming this must see production, so perfect for our intimate auditorium.”
Chuchu Nwagu, Co-Producer of the production said: “I am thrilled to be partnering with Adam and Nica in bringing this beautiful and brilliant play to a wider audience @sohoplace. After two totally sold out seasons this will be the final ever time to see this production in London.”
Tickets on sale from 12 noon, 6 December 2023