After a hit tour to over 30 venues in 2022, which included Warwick Arts Centre, The National Football Museum, Accrington Stanley FC and Manchester Royal Exchange’s ‘The Den’, Hannah Kumari brings her acclaimed solo show back for one final public run, to coincide with the Women’s World Cup.
It’s 1997. Last year England made it to the semi-finals of Euro 96, Gina G came eighth in Eurovision and 13 year old Gwen Stefani superfan, Lizzie, fell in love with the beautiful game. Lizzie’s Mum’s from India, her Dad says he’s Scottish, but she’s English, right? Saturdays are for football and Coventry City, until something happens to make Lizzie question her place in the stands.
The original tour of ENG-ER-LAND was co-produced by Hannah Kumari and WoLab and funded by Arts Council England and The Football Supporter’s Assocation. ENG-ER-LAND premiered at Jermyn Street Theatre as a work in progress in June 2021, as part of their Footprints Festival, when Hannah was Creative Associate at the Theatre.
Content warnings: themes of racism and description of violence. One racial slur and one sexual reference.
There will be a post-show Q&A with Hannah Kumari after the performance on Wednesday 16th August, facilitated by Dr. Beth Clarkson, Diversity in Football Academic. All are welcome to attend.
★★★★ “Deceptively subversive, a razor sharp performance” – The Stage
“A joy to watch” – Reviews Hub
“It is well worth seeing” – British Theatre Guide