Fighting against a level playing field in a man's world
It's 2016, the wrecking ball is approaching and Ashley, Britney and Heather 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.
Girls with Balls is inspired by real-life events from 1921 when the Football Association banned women from playing at affiliated grounds. At that time, the women’s game attracted crowds of up over 50,000 - significantly more than the men - and women were paid to play. The ban was finally lifted in 1971.
With this as the backdrop, Girls with Balls shines a light on women’s lives today, as well as a look back to 1921 and asks, what’s changed?
Why should people come to see this play? Off the Fence’s Artistic Director, Gary Phillpott, said: “Girls with Balls will make you think, make you laugh and make you challenge your own views on what is acceptable should you ever find yourself in a situation where you’re forced to fight for what you think is right. “
Cast features Roslyn Paterson, Daisy Morris, Ellen-Gayle Harewood and Johnny Kinch. Girls with Balls is written by Ann Richards, directed by Gary Phillpott and has been developed in association with Curve, Leicester.
The Girls with Balls tour comes to The White Rock Theatre (Hastings) on Thursday, May 6.