12.30 Saturday 23rd Oct

Writer: Zain Dada

Venue: NW2 (unreserved seating)

Ticket price: £5

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“Everyone and their nan wants to be a baller, what makes you think you’re gonna make it bruv?”

They used to compare 19-year-old Aadam El Djezairi to Zizou on the concrete pitches of Cally Road, now he’s just another academy drop out let go by a premier league club.  

His former mentor, Malikah gets a placement as the assistant coach for non-league outfit, South Quay FC and convinces Aadam to trial for the club under the watchful eye of their no-nonsense head coach Connor.  Will this cold, wet day in South East London prove to be the ultimate litmus test for Aadam?  If he shines, the scouts could come calling again.  One last chance to escape the ends.  One last chance to ‘make it’ and ease the pressure on the family.  One last chance to prove everyone wrong.  

Run time: TBD.

Cast & Creatives

  • Jonny Khan Aadam El Djezairi
  • Shala Nyx Malikah
  • Milli Bhatia Director
    Milli Bhatia is a Director and Dramaturg. She has directed productions at theatres including The Royal Court, The Bush Theatre and The Young Vic. She is a Literary Associate at The Royal Court Theatre, and a Director on The Old Vic 12.  She was Trainee Director at The Royal Court, Associate Artist at The Bush Theatre, Resident Assistant Director at Birmingham Rep and Creative Associate at The Gate Theatre.  Her work as Director includes Olivier nominated seven methods of killing kylie jenner by Jasmine Lee-Jones (Royal Court), My White Best Friend and other letters left unsaid (Bunker/Royal Court), Dismantle This Room by Nina Segal (Bush/Royal Court), Half Full by Yasmin Joseph (Royal Court/RWCMD), and The Hijabi Monologues (Bush). Her training includes The National Theatre's Director’s programme and the Birkbeck Theatre Directing MFA.
  • Ashen Gupta Assistant Director