FA to mark Black History Month with theatre production at Wembley Stadium

Thursday 19 Oct 2023

The FA has organised a theatre production to mark Black History Month, which will tell the stories of three pioneering Black female players in the game.

Still We Roar is a 40-minute theatre show which will highlight the inspirational stories of Kerry Davis, England women’s first Black player; Hope Powell, England’s first female and Black manager; and Mary Phillip, England women’s first Black captain.

Their paths have crossed many times, most notably at the Women’s World Cup in Sweden in 1995, where the play is set.

Hope Powell will be back at Wembley for the production of 'Still We Roar'

The show will take place at Wembley Stadium on Thursday 26 October, and has been written by Naomi Denny and is being directed by Rasheka Christie-Carter. It will be followed by a live Q&A with Kerry, Hope and Mary.

It's an invitation-only event, with local community groups, former professional players, coaches and people working across the game expected to be in attendance.

Keah Forino-Joseph, our equality, diversity and inclusion officer, said: “With all the excitement of the World Cup over the summer and the Lionesses winning the EUROs in 2022, we felt it was important to learn some of the history of the women’s game and to tell the stories of our pioneers who paved the way for the successes we see today.

"We’re looking forward to seeing this production come to fruition at Wembley Stadium.”

By Communications department