Ustinov Studio


by Kate Attwell
  • Spring 2020

Event Information

UK Premiere
Thursday 2 April -Saturday 9 May 2020

A co-production with English Touring Theatre

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.

UK Premiere
Thursday 2 April -Saturday 9 May 2020

Press Night Wednesday 8 April 2020

A co-production with English Touring Theatre

Written by Kate Attwell