Fit and Proper People

Soho Theatre in association with RSC presents

Fit and Proper People

  • By Georgia Fitch
  • Fri 7 October - Sat 5 November, 7.30pm & 3pm
  • Tickets £8-£15 Terrace / £10-20 East & West Stands

‘Some people say football is a matter of life and death. I don’t like that attitude, it’s more important than that.’ Bill Shankly

Casey is back home. She’s here to sort her club out. They’ve fallen into the Championship, and have some problems to solve. The solution is obvious. Money. And Casey knows where to get it.

Inspired by real footballing events, Fit and Proper People exposes the backstage dealings that manufacture our national heroes, and addresses the very topical question of who is running our social and cultural institutions. And how they run them.

We will transform the theatre into a football stadium with real turf, floodlights and constant media coverage for 90 minutes of spectacular action.

Turn up to the show in a football shirt and get a free drink.

POST-SHOW MEAL DEAL Enjoy a 2 course meal for just £10 after Fit and Proper People. Book online when you buy your tickets or phone our box office on 020 7478 0100.

‘As slick and flashy as Jose Mourinho in a Gucci suit’ Official London Theatre

‘Incredibly well conceived’ Whatsonstage

‘Impressive. Very impressive indeed… Georgia Fitch announces herself as a name to watch’ Telegraph on Adrenalin…Heart

‘Wildly inventive, always entertaining, and ultimately moving’ Times on Steve Marmion’s Realism


Zahra Ahmadi
Michel Gbagbo/Mouftaou
Mark Anthony Brighton
Billy Williams/Shanika
Kerron Darby
Russell Floyd
Anthony Whitechapel
Steven Hartley
Casey Layton
Katy Stephens
Frank Wong/Craig/Mouftaou's wife
David Yip

Creative team

Steve Marmion
Tom Piper
Lighting Designer
Ben Ormerod
Sound Designer
Gregory Clarke
Video Designer and Graphic Designer (Advertising Hoardings)
Douglas O'Connell
Spencer Soloman
RSC Dramaturg
Pippa Hill
RSC Producer
Kevin Fitzmaurice
Casting Director
Annie Rowe
Costume Supervisor
Sydney Florence
Assistant Director
Lee Griffiths
Object Construction
Production Manager
Ed Wilson
Company Stage Manager
Gilda Frost
Deputy Stage Manager
Sarah Jenkins
Assistant Stage Manager
Nicola Morris


  1. Hello! I am a young actor based here in London and just wanted to say that I really enjoyed @Fit and Proper people last night. (as a theatre and football fan, in was nice to see these two cousins of culture coming together) x

    Said Jack Cosgrove at 22:37pm on 11th Oct 2011

  2. Superb commentary on modern football. Recommended to all my friends. No filthy corrupt stone is left untouched.

    Said Ted at 10:25am on 28th Oct 2011

  3. Just seen this write up are there any plans to tour especially in the Newcastle upon Tyne area.

    Said Eileen Merryweather at 13:56pm on 30th Oct 2011

  4. What an incredible show, well done to teh RSC for comissioning something so utterly fresh and compelling, I have to say that the blinkered, traditional critics could not have been more wrong on this one! Thanks you for a wonderful night. Still shaking.

    Said Jo Treharne at 10:01am on 5th Nov 2011

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