About 14%

Step aboard a journey into British identity.

The play follows British footballer Nadia and her unnamed, unborn Baby. With meticulous attention to detail, this thought-provoking production challenges us to reflect on what it means to feel British.

Set against the frenzy of the Lionesses' success, this multi-sensory play invites you on a journey inside the confines of a post-match train carriage. Lean in close and eavesdrop on the clashing voices and beliefs of other passengers.

Prepare for a layered audio-visual experience where internal and external pressures rise. 14% is a claustrophobic snapshot of the common and clashing identities that define and confine us.

Access, Content Warnings + Post Show Events

  • There will be a BSL-interpreted performance of this show on Weds 25 October, including a BSL post-show discussion
  • All performances will be captioned using The Difference Engine. Details to follow
  • There will be two dry performances during the run on Thursday 26 (evening show) and Saturday 28 October (matinee show).
    • What is a 'dry' event? A dry event is simply an event with no alcohol. At Contact, we understand that not everyone enjoys being in spaces where alcohol is served. So, during our Autumn season, we're presenting a range of dry events to make sure that everyone feels welcome.

If you have any access needs you want to discuss with us, please call the box office Tuesday to Friday between 12pm – 10pm on 0161 274 0600.

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Learn more about access at Contact here.

Content Warnings

14% explores racism in Britain and football culture. The piece contains strong language (including slurs), football chants, and references to pregnancy, violent attacks and terrorism.

Post Show Events

There will be post-show discussions on Tues 17 and Weds 25 October

  • Tues 17: Experience a Q&A with Keisha Thompson, Nathan Powell and Lauren Fitzpatrick, chaired by Dean Gregory.
  • Weds 25: Experience a post-show discussion with Kirsty Okyne, Natasha Turner (Show Racism the Red Card) and Jerome Degroot (UoM).

There will be a post-show DJ on Thurs 19 October

Cast and Credits



Lauren Fitzpatrick (She/Her)

Lauren Fitzpatrick will be playing the character of Nadia! She attended the Contact Young Actors Company, and then trained at the Guildford School of Acting.

  • Theatre credits: Mold Riots (Theatre Clwyd), Star in the Jar (Pied Piper Theatre/Lyric Hammersmith), Just to Get Married (Finborough Theatre), Pinocchio (Breaking Cycles), Open Court (Royal Court London).
  • TV credits: Eastenders, Coronation Street 60th Anniversary ‘Little Back Street in Salford’.
  • Dance credits: The Lathums ‘I’ll Get By’, The Lightning Seeds ‘Emily Smiles’, The Proclaimers ‘Dentures Out’, Yard Act Trench Coat Museum’, Magic Gang ‘Think’, Northern Soul (2014), Gucci Soul Scene Campaign, Strictly Come Dancing, Brit Awards Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, Club Life (Theatre Royal Stratford East).
  • Audio credits: The World of Blake’s 7. (Big Finish).
  • Performance art collaborations with Linder Sterling: Bower of Bliss (Art on the Underground, Glasgow Women’s Library, Chatsworth House, Liverpool Biennial, Cambridge University), Destination Moon. You must not look at her! (ICA London), Ultimate Form (Hepworth Wakefield).


  • Kenton Craig (he/him) - Old Tony
  • Dean Gregory - Nik
  • Frankie Lipman (she/her) - Football Interviewer
  • Nakib Narat - Train inspector / Taxi driver
  • Isah-Levi Roach (he/him) - Baby
  • Zuza Tehanu - Anna
  • Harvey Weedon (he/they) - Jacob

A Keisha Thompson debut, directed by Nathan Powell, produced by cece rx, soundscaped by Werkha.

  • Set Designer: Alison Erika Forde
  • Stage Manager: Jason Crouch
  • Lighting Designer: Jade Fearnley
  • Contact Technical Support: Jonathon Hamer

Commissioned by Contact, 14% is a collaboration with the National Football Museum and supported by The Old Courts (Wigan).

Photography by Paddy Clugston, show image designed by Kate Davies.

Generously supported by Arts Council England

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