Ustinov Studio


  • 2 April - 9 May
  • UK Premiere

Event Information

Evenings 7.45pm
Matinees Thurs & Sat 2.30pm

Press Performance 8 April, 7pm

Showing from Thu 2 Apr — Sat 9 May

It makes the whole of western history make sense, this weather.

If I had to live in this, I’d get off this island as fast as I possibly could,

And take over whatever land I came across, because anything would be better.

Lord’s, 2020. It’s the Women’s Cricket World Cup: England versus India. There’s a rain delay. Stuck in the same locker room together, tensions mount, ambitions are laid bare and a whole new tactical game begins. Calcutta, 1800 (or thereabouts). Two British administrators in early 19th century India encounter challenges on the field of play that threaten the entire regime.

In this game of integrity and power, past and present collide. Kate Attwell’s explosive UK premiere, Testmatch, confronts us with the hard hitting truths of colonialism and gender.

We’re not going down without a fight.

This new drama by Kate Attwell, an exciting new voice in American Theater, received its world premiere at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco last autumn. English Touring Theatre‘s recent visits to Bath include the critically acclaimed production of Equus.

£23.50 / £18.50 Discounts

Preview Performances 2 – 7 April, Press Performance on 8 April and Mondays: All seats £15

Evenings: Mon – Sat 7.45pm

Matinees: Thurs (not 2 April) & Sat: 2.30pm
Press Performance: Wed 8 April 7pm
Post Show Discussion: Thurs 16 April after evening performance

A booking fee of £1.75 per ticket applies

A co-production with English Touring Theatre

Written by Kate Attwell

Directed by Nicole Charles

Nicole Charles’ work has been staged at the Young Vic, The Bush Theatre, National Theatre and Theatre Royal Haymarket. Recent credits include acclaimed productions of Emilia, The Jungle and The Merry Wives of Windsor which was broadcast live to cinemas from Shakespeare’s Globe. She was a finalist in the YOung Vic’s Genesis Future Director Awards 2018.

The Ustinov foyer and bar are open from one hour prior to the performance.

Doors open approximately 15 minutes prior to the performance unless otherwise stated.

PLEASE NOTE: Print At Home tickets are only valid as A4 printouts. We cannot currently accept tickets presented on phones/tablets.

The Box Office at the Ustinov Studio is open from approximately 30 minutes prior to each performance.

There is a lift from the Foyer to the Stalls level of the Ustinov Studio. Access to the Circle level is by stair access only.

Full terms and conditions for ticket bookings can be found here