Red Pitch London Reviews and Tickets

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(12 Ratings)
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Members say
Great writing, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing, Ambitious

About the Show

Tyrell Williams’ play exploring gentrification in London communities.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (7)

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118 Reviews | 7 Followers
91
Must see, Great writing, Great acting, Clever, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy creative staging and hearing the honest voices of teens not always heard on stage. Talent oozes from this cast and debut writer.

Don't see it if you don't like teenagers or are disinterested in the impacts of gentrification on communities. Read more

14 Reviews | 0 Followers
90
Intriguing story, Youthful, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy a modern day story about gentrification and friendship. Great acting!

Don't see it if no reason not to see

6 Reviews | 0 Followers
90
Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a funny and touching story of coming of age and male friendship

Don't see it if You’re not interested in those things

1 Review | 0 Followers
100
Clever, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Lovely show, accurately depicting childhood, London and the associated struggles with wit and incredible accuracy.

Don't see it if Not for kids.

99 Reviews | 10 Followers
90
Thought-provoking, Edgy, Entertaining, Delightful, Ambitious

See it if Are interested in young people trying to find a place in London

Don't see it if You have no interest in youth

139 Reviews | 4 Followers
70
Good cast!, Humorous, Gentrification, Rich culture, New writing

See it if you want to explore the impact of gentrification. Uncertain future & challenges lie ahead, a plan B is needed, told with honesty & humour.

Don't see it if drama about youth & inner city culture is not your preferred choice of theatre.

9 Reviews | 1 Follower
85
Absorbing, Great writing, Refreshing, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You like plays about youth and current reality.

Don't see it if You just enjoy classical theatre and traditional staging.

Critic Reviews (13)

The London Evening Standard
February 23rd, 2022
For a previous production

As well as a coming-of-age story, this is an account of social displacement by gentrification...It’s still rare to see a play about young, black, working-class youths on our stages: rarer still to see one in which they are celebrated like this.
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Time Out London
September 12th, 2023
For a previous production

“It’s so beautifully crafted – empathetically acted, deftly directed by Daniel Bailey and with a lovely football court set by Amelia Jane Hankin – that it manages to feel hugely meaningful while relatively little happens.”
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The Times (UK)
February 22nd, 2022
For a previous production

A promising debut about football, friendship and gentrification...While the writing doesn’t always dig deep, the piece gathers momentum thanks to Daniel Bailey’s crisp direction and the strong performances.
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WhatsOnStage
September 12th, 2023
For a previous production

“The plot is tight, but never schematic...The movement direction by Dickson Mbi is also superb. The snatches of skills are realistic, but the slow-motion bends and swerves between scenes serve the double purpose of suggesting another more graceful world beyond the one where the boys struggle and strive...That little detail is just one of the careful joys of a magnificent production of a play that is set to become a classic.”
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London Theatre
September 12th, 2023
For a previous production

“The play works as both a striking portrait of friendship rent asunder but also reinforced, and as a separate enquiry into a community under threat. You’re soon aware of the extended social network – an unseen grandfather, for one – that informs these adolescents’ lives and of the hairpin turns between camaraderie and cruelty that are part of anyone’s growing pains.”
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The Arts Desk
March 2nd, 2022
For a previous production

To the background sound of construction work, and the foregrounding of dance music, this excellent piece of new writing is effortlessly and energetically entertaining.
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WhatsOnStage
February 23rd, 2022
For a previous production

Tyrell Williams has hardly come from nowhere, he is a graduate of the BAFTA Elevate scheme, but he's a rising talent of the first rank. Theatre needs voices like his...
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All That Dazzles (UK)
September 12th, 2023
For a previous production

“Three immaculate performances lie at the centre of ‘Red Pitch,’ but no other factor is lost in watching these young men work – everything is too well-done, too finely-crafted, for me to believe anyone could overlook anyone’s work here.”
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