WIN tickets to Offside at Theatre Shop

PUBLISHED: 19:00 30 April 2018 | UPDATED: 09:10 01 May 2018




A adrenaline-filled show about three women from different centuries with a passion for football, will be performed this month.

Offside will be at Theatre Shop in Clevedon on May 16.

The Futures Theatre show was born out of thorough research into the state of women’s football.

Insight was provided by both Manchester City Women’s FC and Millwall Lionesses with players, sports scientists and other key figures interviewed to gain an understanding of their world.

Offside focuses on four women living in three centuries – the country’s first black footballer Emma Clarke in 1892, Lily Parr and her struggles with a Football Association ban on women using their pitches in 1921, and a fictional representation of the modern game.

Each character has a love for football and the knowledge it could change their lives if they can overcome the different obstacles standing in their way.

To create an authentic historical experience, the theatre company teamed up with the National Football Museum and Imperial War Museum.

Offside has been toured extensively and last year enjoyed a run at the Pleasance Courtyard for the Edinburgh Festival.

Futures Theatre is a London-based charity which promotes fairness for women and girls by using theatre to raise awareness of the challenges faced by them in society.

Tickets, priced £11, are available online or 03336 663366.

The Mercury and Theatre Orchard have teamed up once again to offer one lucky reader a pair of tickets to see Offside.

To be in with a chance of winning, answer the question below before the competition deadline of 10am on May 11.

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