The Pass

Tuesday 02 March 2021 to Saturday 06 March 2021

Overview

Seymour Centre and Fixed Foot Productions will present the Australian premiere of John Donnelly’s The Pass, playing as part of the 2021 Seymour Season and Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Jason…

Seymour Centre and Fixed Foot Productions will present the Australian premiere of John Donnelly’s The Pass, playing as part of the 2021 Seymour Season and Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.

Jason and Ade have been in the academy of a famous English football club since they were eight years old. It's the night before the game that will change their lives forever—their debut Champions League match.

Full of nervous energy, they skip, fight, joke, tease each other… until something passes between them. One moment that will reverberate through the next ten years of their lives—a decade of fame and failure, of secrets and lies—in the high-stakes world of professional sport where the image is everything.

A hit at the Royal Court Theatre in London and later adapted into a BAFTA-nominated feature film, The Pass deftly explores the corrosiveness of high-end celebrity culture and the consequences of toxic masculinity. It shines a light on the prejudice that still runs rampant in the world of elite sport, and as Jason and Ade navigate this world for themselves, it powerfully illustrates the cost of repressing your identity and asks what’s lost when you win.

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