THE FOOTBALL DIARIES is a meditation on art and sport in which an engaging personal story merges with new dance, popular culture and contemporary life in Australia and Europe. Ahilan's narrative, drawn from his own journal writings whilst seeking and failing to gain a professional players contract in Europe, combined with his virtuoso football skills, give the audience an insight into an athletes’ experience of space, time and emotion. This is a truly original theatre experience, operating at the level of immediate enjoyment and wonder, with layers of social commentary and even philosophy creating a strong and lasting impression.



Concept/Performance | Ahilan Ratnamohan
Direction | Lee Wilson
Dramaturgy | Alicia Talbot
Lights | Mirabelle Wouters
Sound | James Brown
Video | Fred Rodriguez & Lara Thoms

Originally commissioned by Urban Theatre Projects


- VIDEO -
4min30sec TRAILER


- REVIEWS -
Realtime - Game: life and art, caroline wake
Sydney Morning Herald, Saga shows the ugly side of the beautiful game, Jason Blake
Cue Online, A Socceroo is still in town, Theresa Edlmann
The Writing Studio, Johannesburg, The Football Diaries Review, Adam J Levins


- TOUR HISTORY -
April 2009 - UTP Hackett House, Sydney
3/4 July, 2010 - National Arts Festival, Grahamstown
7 July, 2010 - Festival for Hope, Johannesburg
8-10 July, 2010 - Market Theatre, Johannesburg