Futures Theatre: Offside

Futures Theatre: Offside



A new play by Sabrina Mahfouz and Hollie McNish.

“Heart thumping with oxygenised blood, adrenalin flooding every little bit of me and every little bit of me is every little bit of the field in front of me.”

It is 1881. It is 1921. It is 2017. Four women from across the centuries live, breathe, and play football. Whilst each of them face very different obstacles in pursuing their dream profession, the possibility that the beautiful game will change their futures - and the world – is tantalisingly close.

Offside is told through lyrical dialogue, poetry, and punchy prose, placing the audience on the touchline of the game of a lifetime.


★★★★ Edinburgh Guide
★★★★ All Edinburgh Theatre
★★★★ Reviews Hub

‘Her use of language is rhythmic and lyrical’ The Stage (on Sabrina Mahfouz’s Dry Ice)
‘I can’t take my ears off her’ Benjamin Zephaniah (on Hollie McNish)



Suitable for over 14s.
Supported by Arts Council England, The Foyle Foundation, The Professional Footballers’ Association, The Leche Trust and Unity Theatre Trust.
Dramaturgical support from the Traverse Theatre.
Developed with support from the National Football Museum and Manchester City Women's Football Club.


  • Mates Rates
  • Spoken Word

Ticket Info

£12 FULL // £8 CONC.

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