GCSE Drama - Red Pitch

On Wednesday 17th April, our GCSE Drama cohort went to watch Red Pitch at @sohoplace. The play is a coming-of-age story about three teenage boys, Bilal, Omz and Joey, who all dream of being footballs next household name. As they watch their local chicken shop close, their homes being demolished and residents forced to move out, the boys find solace in the caged football pitch in the middle of the 'The Ends'. However, the place that means so much to them is also at risk of being demolished. 


It is clear to see how our young people have been inspired by Red Pitch. For example. our Y10s are using lots of physical theatre within their GCSE devising performance prompted by the great work of movement director Dickson Mbi. Additionally, Y11 are engaging in rich, analytical conversations as they prepare for the theatre review section of their GCSE exam in 3 weeks' time. 

As we approach a very important time in the lives of our young people, we would like them to know that we are proud of them and the resilience they are showing. Thus, keeping with the football theme, I will close with a quote from one of football's greatest players; 'success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice, and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.' – Pelé

Mr McSorley - Head of Drama


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