Ustinov Studio UK Premiere


  • 2 April - 9 May

Event Information

Evenings 7.45pm
Matinees Thurs & Sat 2.30pm

Press Performance 8 April, 7pm

Showing from Thu 2 Apr — Sat 9 May

How can we understand the present, if we won’t acknowledge the past?

Testmatch is a fast-paced, study of sport, gender politics and the legacy of colonialism. Filled with coruscating dialogue and blistering humour, it traverses both continents and centuries.

In the first half we’re at the Women’s Cricket World Cup at Lord’s: England versus India. When rain stops play, tensions rise between the teams stuck in the players’ lounge together. Secrets spill about relationships, cricket boys versus rugby boys, ambition, and the integrity of the sport.

In the second half, two British administrators in early 19th century India are preoccupied with setting down the rules of the game and tracking down mangoes, until they are forced to confront challenges off the field of play that threaten the entire regime.

This new drama by Kate Attwell, an exciting new voice in American Theater, receives its world premiere at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco this 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

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