The Lost Lionesses : A New Play

by Nicole (Unlock Theatre Company) in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

The Lost Lionesses : A New Play

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The Lost Lionesses is a new play about the unofficial England team that played in the 1971 Women's World Cup in Mexico.

by Nicole (Unlock Theatre Company) in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

The Lost Lionesses: Bringing History to Life

About the Play

"The Lost Lionesses" is a powerful new play based on the true events of the 1971 women’s football world cup. Written by Nicole Lockwood-West, the niece of one of the original players, this play tells the incredible story of a team of pioneering young women who traveled from England to Mexico to compete in front of 90,000 people at the famous Azteca Stadium. From humble beginnings on a pitch in Luton to signing autographs for countless fans, these trailblazing teenagers, led by their maverick manager Harry Batt, embarked on a life-changing journey that has remained untold... until now.

Why This Story Matters

This play features verbatim recounts of memories from the 1971 players and their manager, capturing the spirit and determination of these forgotten heroines. "The Lost Lionesses" not only highlights a significant but overlooked moment in sports history but also celebrates the empowerment and resilience of women in football. By bringing this story to the stage, we aim to inspire new generations and honor the legacy of these remarkable women.

How You Can Help

We are seeking your support to bring "The Lost Lionesses" to life. The funds raised will be used for:

  • Production Costs: Set design, costumes, props, and technical equipment.
  • Marketing and Promotion: To reach a wider audience and ensure the success of the play.
  • Fair Compensation: Paying our talented cast and crew for their hard work and dedication.

Rewards for Your Support

We’ve created a range of exciting rewards to thank you for your generosity, including:

  • Digital thank you notes and exclusive updates.
  • Signed posters and scripts.
  • Personalised digital images of yourself as a vintage trading card
  • Producer credits 

Join Us in Making History

Your support will not only help us stage a remarkable play but also shine a light on an important and inspirational story that deserves to be heard. Join us in honoring "The Lost Lionesses" and ensuring their legacy continues to inspire.

Thank You

Every contribution, no matter the size, brings us one step closer to bringing this extraordinary story to the stage. Thank you for your support and belief in the power of storytelling.

Get Involved

Click the button to back our project and choose your reward. Together, we can bring "The Lost Lionesses" to life!


This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£40 or more

Panini Reward

Pledge £40 and receive a digital retro trading card of yourself! ( like the ones found on our instagram) designed by our graphic designer : Ollie Dressler

£20 or more

The Wall of Fame Reward

Pledge £20 to get your name a place on the 'Wall of Fame' in our show programme.

£40 or more

The Ella Toone

Get a personalised video from a member of the cast to answer a question of your choice!

£50 or more

The Russo Reward

For a £50 donation get yourself a signed poster of the play by the cast and writer. These will be available for collection at the show or can be posted out at a later date.

£50 or more

The Ian Wright

Get a PDF copy of the play sent to you before it's even been released in book form. We have no current plans to publish the play so this is one of the very few ways to get a copy.

£65 or more

Topps Reward

Pledge £65 to get a stack retro trading cards of yourself made and PRINTED to pick up in person at the show.

£80 or more

The Ellen White Reward

Get yourself a Signed 'Lost Lionesses' shirt - The same style as worn by the cast. Request your number on the back, we will get it printed and signed for you!

£100 or more

The Lucy Bronze Reward

Pledge £100 to the project to get a zoom call seminar with the writer Nicole Lockwood-West where she can speak with you about the history of women's football and the 1971 Women's World Cup.

£800 or more

The Johan Cruyff Reward

Donate £800 to get associate producer credits in the programme, as well as your name / company branded in the programme as an official player sponsor!!

£1,000 or more

The Pep Guardiola Reward

For £1000 you will get yourself a half page advert in our programme, as well as a choice of youth club / sports team for the writer and producer to visit and give a workshop about the play. They will also provide a workshop for the staff at your place of work. This can take place in person or online

£5,000 or more

The Ballon D'or Reward

Make our dreams come true give our show a huge boost. For this reward we will put your companies logo on the poster of the play. Your will get a 2 page spread in the programme as well as a symbol on the footnote of every page. We make it clear that you are a producer of the show and you will be recognised for the future of the show in every programme! We will also be open to other options as a reward following a zoom call with yourself.

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