An exciting new play, SQUAD GOALS, will premiere at Dagenham football club in September.
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Squad Goals, produced by Caspa Productions, will be performed at Dagenham and Redbridge Football Club next month.
The show will run from Monday 14 September to Saturday 10 October through a socially distanced, immersive experience.
The story follows two 5-a-side football teams, made up of a diverse group of young women, where young girl Lexi inspires the teams to redefine the game in her hometown in Essex.
Michelle Payne, writer and co-director, said:
“We’re so excited to see this project become a reality.
“We are hugely grateful to our supporters and sponsors, because it’s only as a result of their support that we’re able to provide opportunities for a good-sized cast and some very talented creatives, all of whom – like so many others – have had such difficulties while lockdown has had such a disastrous impact on the arts.”
Caspa Productions have provided employment opportunities to a large cast and many creatives during the rebuilding period for the arts and culture sector following the Coronavirus pandemic.
Co-Director Mia Jerome said:
“Having the support of Dagenham and Redbridge Football Club has enabled us to bring this show right to the heart of the community it is told in.
“We want to not only engage with, but hopefully inspire the local community, and we won’t let something like a global pandemic get in the way of telling this story.”
Cast member, Giorgia Falcioni, playing the role of Assassina, said she is honoured to be part of the show:
“Squad Goals is a fantastic, well written play that focuses on females, teams, stereotypes, working together and, of course, football which is the link that keeps everything together.
“The cast and creatives are amazing and make me feel part of the family, and the audience will definitely be able to feel that when they watch the show.”