Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company Presents

First Touch

Friday 5 June - Saturday 20 June 2020

Theatre - Tickets: £37.50 - £8.50

Age guidance 14+

Details

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

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Dates & Times

First Touch - Fri 5 Jun 7:30pm Fri 5 Jun Theatre 7:30pm Preview £27.50 - £8.50 Book Now
First Touch - Sat 6 Jun 7:30pm Sat 6 Jun Theatre 7:30pm Preview £27.50 - £8.50 Book Now
First Touch - Mon 8 Jun 7:30pm Mon 8 Jun Theatre 7:30pm Preview £27.50 - £8.50 Book Now
First Touch - Tue 9 Jun 7:00pm Tue 9 Jun Theatre 7:00pm Press Night £37.50 - £12.50 Book Now
First Touch - Wed 10 Jun 7:30pm Wed 10 Jun Theatre 7:30pm £37.50 - £12.50 Book Now
First Touch - Thu 11 Jun 1:30pm Thu 11 Jun Theatre 1:30pm £31.50 - £10.50 Book Now
First Touch - Thu 11 Jun 7:30pm Thu 11 Jun Theatre 7:30pm Post Show Talk £37.50 - £12.50 Book Now
First Touch - Fri 12 Jun 7:30pm Fri 12 Jun Theatre 7:30pm £37.50 - £12.50 Book Now
First Touch - Sat 13 Jun 2:30pm Sat 13 Jun Theatre 2:30pm £31.50 - £10.50 Book Now
First Touch - Sat 13 Jun 7:30pm Sat 13 Jun Theatre 7:30pm £37.50 - £12.50 Book Now
First Touch - Tue 16 Jun 7:30pm Tue 16 Jun Theatre 7:30pm £37.50 - £12.50 Book Now
First Touch - Wed 17 Jun 7:30pm Wed 17 Jun Theatre 7:30pm £37.50 - £12.50 Book Now
First Touch - Thu 18 Jun 1:30pm Thu 18 Jun Theatre 1:30pm £31.50 - £10.50 Book Now
First Touch - Thu 18 Jun 7:30pm Thu 18 Jun Theatre 7:30pm Audio Described Performance £37.50 - £12.50 Book Now
First Touch - Fri 19 Jun 7:30pm Fri 19 Jun Theatre 7:30pm Sign Interpreted £37.50 - £12.50 Book Now
First Touch - Sat 20 Jun 2:30pm Sat 20 Jun Theatre 2:30pm Captioned Performance Audio Described Performance £31.50 - £10.50 Book Now
First Touch - Sat 20 Jun 7:30pm Sat 20 Jun Theatre 7:30pm £37.50 - £12.50 Book Now

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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