2nd Aug 2017 - 28th Aug 2017

Pleasance Above - Pleasance Courtyard


Suitable for ages 12 and above


It is 1896. 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, the possibility that the beautiful game will change their futures – and the world – is tantalizingly close.

Written by leading spoken word artists Sabrina Mahfouz and Hollie McNish, Offside comes to the Pleasance after a hit UK tour in the spring.

‘A tremendous three-hander’ (The Scotsman), grab a ticket to be on the touchline of the game of a lifetime!


Accessible Performances

Saturday 26th August - Captioned

Important information:

This show may contain swearing.

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Perfect Pitch
5 stars
Morning Star
a tremendous three-hander...Stories of teamwork overcoming the odds are often moving; by adding a feminist spin, this one is also inspirational. Thanks to its language-loving writers, it is gorgeous to listen to.
4 stars
a hard hitting and powerful piece
4 stars
Edinburgh Guide
Defiantly and rawly poetic
4 stars
stylish direction from Caroline Bryant and committed performances from the three-strong cast
4 stars
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