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By Kate Attwell

This performance has been postponed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

It makes the whole of western history make sense, this weather.
If I had to live in this, I’d get off this island as fast as I possibly could,
And take over whatever land I came across, because anything would be better. 

Lord’s, 2020. It’s the Women’s Cricket World Cup: England versus India. There’s a rain delay. Stuck in the same locker room together, tensions mount, ambitions are laid bare and a whole new tactical game begins. Calcutta, 1800 (or thereabouts). Two British administrators in early 19th century India encounter challenges on the field of play that threaten the entire regime. 

In this game of integrity and power, past and present collide. Kate Attwell’s explosive UK premiere, Testmatch, confronts us with the hard hitting truths of colonialism and gender. 

We’re not going down without a fight. 

This new drama by Kate Attwell, an exciting new voice in American theatre, received its world premiere at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco last autumn.

A co-production with Theatre Royal Bath. 


Rehearsal Gallery

Creative Team

Written by

Kate Atwell


Nicole Charles


Camilla Clarke

Lighting Designer

Jess Bernberg

Sound Designer & Composer

Assistant Director

Aysha Kala

Costume Supervisor

Michelle Bristow

Casting Director

Amy Ball

Movement Director

Chris Whittaker

Fight Director

Brett Yount

Production Manager

Matt Ledbury

Company Stage Manager

Paul Sawtell

Assistant Stage Manager

Jacob Amos

Wardrobe Mistress

Abi Morris

Pdn LX & Programmer

George Seal


Andrew Hughes

Assistant Producer

Ben Quashie


INDIA 1 / Messenger

Komal Amin

INDIA 3 / Daanya

Subika Anwar-Khan

ENG 1 / Memsahib

Bessie Carter

ENG 2 / One

Sally Messham

ENG 3 / Two

Lotte Rice

INDIA 2 / Abhi

Tripti Tripuraneni