Same Team

Traverse Theatre by Robbie Gordon & Jack Nurse, created with the women of Street Soccer Scotland, Directed by Bryony Shanahan
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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.

This joyful story of community, teamwork and overcoming hardship is back for extra time having delighted audiences in December 2023. Created with Street Soccer’s Women Players, Same Team is an uplifting whirlwind through the highs and lows of homeless football. Come and have a kickabout!

Same Team is part of the Traverse's £1 Ticket Project.

Image: Tommy Ga-Ken Wan.

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 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


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Credits

  • DirectorBryony Shanahan (she/her)
  • PlaywrightsRobbie Gordon (he/him) & Jack Nurse (he/him)
  • Set & Costume DesignerAlisa Kalyanova (she/her)
  • Lighting DesignerLizzie Powell (she/her)
  • Sound DesignerSusan Bear (she/they)
  • Associate DirectorHannah Sands (they/them)
  • Deputy Stage ManagerJessica Ward (she/her)
  • Costume SupervisorZephyr Liddell (she/her)

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