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Proud history of Kop legends takes to stage

The show has received glowing reviews from both critics and audiences

The show has received glowing reviews from both critics and audiences

The strong bond between Northern Ireland and one of Europe’s most successful football clubs will be reinforced through a new stage production coming to Belfast this autumn.

For three nights in September, The Official Story of Liverpool Football Club will be performed in front of 3,500 people each night at the Odyssey.

The show charts the history of the five-times European champions – including the contribution of Ulster-born legends such as Belfast man Elisha Scott and current manager Brendan Rodgers from Carnlough.

When the show was staged at Liverpool’s Royal Court Theatre in March it received glowing reviews from both critics and appreciative audiences.

Since then, the show’s producers claim the story of the Pool’s proud 120-year history has been taken to another level and will be a huge success.

Liverpool FC has collaborated with Alterean Media to bring the stage extravaganza to Belfast.

It brings to life some of the club’s greatest memories and glory days – documenting its exploits from the era of Elisha Scott, Albert Stubbins and Billy Liddell, through to latter day legends Kenny Dalglish, Steven Gerrard and Brendan Rodgers.

Benefiting from unlimited access to the LFC archive, the show’s writer Nicky Allt has brought together every significant moment in the club’s history and created a show he is confident will have fans laughing, crying and cheering out loud.

He said: “It was always my intention to take The Official Story of LFC to a bigger stage and audience, and after the rave reviews it received in March, now is the right time.

“I’ve had such positive feedback from fans, as well as many people saying that they missed the chance to see it last time around.

“Hopefully we can pack out each night and make these the best runs yet.”

The Official Story of Liverpool Football Club – starring Mark Moraghan (Brookside, Holby City) and Jake Abraham (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) – runs at Odyssey Arena from Thursday 18 to Saturday, September 20.

Tickets are now available from Odyssey Arena box office 028 9073 9074 or via Ticketmaster on 0844 277 4455 and at www.ticketmaster.ie

 

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