Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company Presents

First Touch

POSTPONED

Friday 5 June - Saturday 20 June 2020

Age guidance 14+

Details

In line with Government health advice, Nottingham Playhouse is currently closed and this event has been postponed. We’re working hard to find a new date for this event and will be in touch with all ticket holders with more information in the coming weeks. Due to our current closure we are able to offer only a limited phone service, so if you need to get in touch with us urgently, please email us at tickets@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk. Thank you for your patience at this time – we’re working as quickly as we can. We hope to see you at Nottingham Playhouse again soon.


Clayton James, a 17-year-old Nottingham lad, dreams of becoming the next Viv Anderson. With a prodigious talent, the offer of a professional contract at a First Division club and a growing romance with girlfriend Serena, he appears to have the world at his feet.

But life at the beginning of the 1980s isn’t easy for Clayton and his family, trying to make it in an era of racism and hooliganism. And Clayton’s steelworker dad Patterson faces an uncertain future as the Thatcher government faces off against the unions.

When his charismatic and powerful former coach, Lafferty, returns after four years away, Clayton is forced to confront painful memories of the past. Can he protect his loved ones from the truth of what he endured?

A world premiere, inspired by the recent football abuse scandals, First Touch is a gripping and heartfelt drama about what it takes to fulfil your dreams, by rising screenwriter Nathaniel Price (BBC’s Noughts and Crosses and Sky’s Tin Star).

Find out about performance content, triggers and advisories here.

Schools Tickets

School tickets are £12 each (subject to availability). One teacher goes free with every ten tickets purchased. Book by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419. Please note that we are currently running a reduced Box Office service, with our phone lines being open Monday to Friday 10am-2pm. You can, however, contact us by email at tickets@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk, where we’ll be available Monday to Friday, 10am-5.30pm.

Groups Tickets

Groups of 10 or more can save up to 20% on tickets (subject to availability). Book by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419. Please note that we are currently running a reduced Box Office service, with our phone lines being open Monday to Friday 10am-2pm. You can, however, contact us by email at tickets@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk, where we’ll be available Monday to Friday, 10am-5.30pm.

Access

We provide British Sign Language Interpretation, Captioning and Audio Description for this production.

Everyone is welcome to attend accessible performances, customers experience the full show including the accessible services.

Find out more on our Access page

Postage

An extra £1.50 charge will be added to your order if you would like your tickets posted to you (free of charge for Playhouse Pass). These will be delivered no later than two weeks before the performance is due to take place.

Playhouse Saver

Want to see it all? Find out more about our Playhouse Saver offer here.

Cast and Crew

Name Role
Nathaniel Price Writer
Jeff James Director
Charlotte Espiner Designer
Hansjörg Schmidt Lighting Designer
Kieran Lucas Sound Designer
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