Same Team - A Street Soccer Story

Traverse Theatre Company by Robbie Gordon and Jack Nurse, story created with the women of Dundee Change Centre

Fri 8 - Sat 23 Dec

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About

They play by 5 rules.

No.1 – Players always come first

No.2 – We look to the future

No.3 – We never leave anyone behind

No.4 – We place others before ourselves

No.5 – We keep our promises

Five women have come together with one goal, one dream. Coming from very different backgrounds in life they have to work together as a team if they want to do what no one from Scotland has ever done before. To win the Homeless World Cup, and bring the trophy home.

A joyful story of community and teamwork, building connections between each other and homelessness. Written with the Dundee Women’s Street Soccer Team, Same Team - A Street Soccer Story is an uplifting whirlwind through the highs and lows of homeless football.

Come and have a kickabout!

Same Team - A Street Soccer Story is part of the Traverse's £1 Ticket Project.

Image: Tommy Ga-Ken Wan. Poster: Serden Salih.

The development of Same Team was sponsored by Burness Paull LLP.

The Traverse Theatre is funded by Creative Scotland and The City of Edinburgh Council

Same Team - A Street Soccer Story contains themes and references that some may find distressing. Please expand below for more details.

Contains strong language, references to substance abuse, mental health conditions including depression & anxiety, homelessness, death, experience of incarceration and sexual abuse against children.


Reviews

★★★★★Ferocious energyNorth West End

★★★★Bryony Shanahan’s production shows its premier-league classThe Guardian

★★★★Breathtakingly skilful, fast-moving and creative’ The Scotsman

★★★★Big match atmosphere set from the start - The Herald

★★★★‘A winning combination of authentic grit and infectious humourThe Stage

★★★★‘The fact that the plot is clearly based around real women’s lives brings an added sense of urgency and poignancy to the production’The Arts Desk

★★★★‘An invigorating and thoroughly impressive affair’ All Edinburgh Theatre

★★★★A significantly powerful impactCorr Blimey

★★★★A heartwarming and affecting piece of dramaBouquets & Brickbats

★★★★‘The dialogue is crisp, each voice well-defined, and not in the least-caricatured.’ The Quinntessential Review

★★★★Immediately engaging and beautifully comedic - The Student


If you have access requirements, please contact our Sales and Welcome Team on boxoffice@traverse.co.uk or 0131 228 1404 so we can arrange reserved seating for you and discuss how else we can best support your visit.


Credits

  • WritersRobbie Gordon (he/him) & Jack Nurse (he/him)
  • DirectorBryony Shanahan (she/her)
  • Lighting DesignerLizzie Powell (she/her)
  • Sound DesignerSusan Bear (she/her)
  • Set & Costume DesignerAlisa Kalyanova (she/her)
  • Costume SupervisorZephyr Liddell

Behind the Scenes

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