A PLAY inspired by real, untold stories from the world of women’s football, launches at the Carriageworks Theatre in Leeds.

Offside, which was written by poets Sabrina Mahfouz and Hollie McNish, can be seen on May 8 and 9.

The drama provides an untold commentary on the breakthroughs and limitations in women’s football, exploring wider themes of inequality, self-belief and empowerment.

The play is presented through lyrical dialogue, poetry, and punchy prose, placing the audience on the touchline of the game of a lifetime.

The play explores the story of Emma Clarke in Liverpool 1892 – the first black professional female footballer; Lily Parr of Dick Kerr Ladies FC and the introduction of the FA ban in 1921, preventing women from using FA pitches. Visit carriageworkstheatre.co.uk or call 0113 3760318 for tickets.