News Published 6 August 2011

Soho Theatre Unites with RSC

Companies collaborate to stage football corruption play.

Rosanna Hall

Following the critically acclaimed productions of Realism and Mongrel Island, Soho Theatre have announced their plans to stage  a new play, Fit and Proper People, by Georgia Fitch in association with the Royal Shakespeare Company in October.

Fit and Proper People, a play about football corruption will see the theatre transformed into a football stadium with real turf and floodlights. The play promises to explore how national sporting heroes are manufactured. Soho Theatre’s Artistic Director Steve Marmion will again direct. He stated he was ‘thrilled to be working with the Royal Shakespeare Company’ on this project and said that hoped the play would  ‘act as a catalyst for conversation’ about the behind-the-scenes world of British football.  The RSC’s Michael Boyd also stated he was delighted by the collaboration and said that he thought Soho Theatre would be the ideal home for this urgent and timely play.

For tickets and further information visit the Soho Theatre website.

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Rosanna Hall is a contributor to Exeunt Magazine

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