First Touch archiveClayton James, a 17-year-old Nottingham lad, dreams of becoming the next Viv Anderson. With a prodigious talent, the offer of a professional contract at a First Division club and a growing romance with girlfriend Serena, he appears to have the world at his feet. But life at the beginning of the 1980s isn't easy for Clayton and his family, trying to make it in an era of racism and hooliganism. And Clayton's steelworker dad Patterson faces an uncertain future as the Thatcher government faces off against the unions. When his charismatic and powerful former coach, Lafferty, returns after four years away, Clayton is forced to confront painful memories of the past. Can he protect his loved ones from the truth of what he endured? First Touch is a gripping and heartfelt drama about what it takes to fulfil your dreams. World Premiere. Postponed due to COVID-19


Author: Nathaniel Price
Producer: Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company
Director: Jeff James
Design: Charlotte Espiner
Lighting: Hansjorg Schmidt
Sound: Kieran Lucas
CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020, restrictions were lifted on 19th July 2021. Please note that iUKTDb archive listings between March 2020 and July 2021 may not be accurate as we did not receive details of all rescheduled and cancelled shows.

First Touch

First Touch (Play) production archive for QTIX code T01483306394. Details of all First Touch archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S676993597

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