Liverpool FC and Alterean Media have announced that the smash hit stage show, The Official Story of Liverpool Football Club, will be heading to Belfast’s Odyssey Arena for a three-night run this September.
Charting the history of Liverpool FC from its beginning, the show highlights the Club’s strong and continuing links to Northern Ireland, through legends such as longest-serving player, Belfast man Elisha Scott – the first man to have his name chanted by the Kop – right up to present manager, Carnlough’s Brendan Rodgers.
When the show ran in March this year at Royal Court Liverpool, it attracted rave reviews from critics and audiences alike. As a result, the play that covers the Club’s 120 year history has been taken to another level and is set to be staged in front of an audience of 3,500 people in Odyssey Arena’s intimate theatre format each night.
The Club has got together with Alterean Media to bring the stage extravaganza to Belfast due to the huge affinity people with Northern Ireland have with Liverpool FC.
The Official Story of Liverpool Football Club brings to life some of the Reds’ greatest memories and glories, documenting stories from the era of Elisha Scott, Albert Stubbins and Billy Liddell to Kenny Dalglish, Steven Gerrard and Brendan Rodgers. With complete 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 that will make fans laugh, cry and cheer out loud.
Amongst the full cast, the show stars Mark Moraghan (Brookside, Holby City), Jake Abraham (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) and theatre favourites Lindzi Germain (Reds and Blues) and Lenny Wood (Little Shop of Horrors).
The show’s writer, Nicky Allt, has previously had massive success with the stage play One Night in Istanbul, which has subsequently been adapted into a film that will be released in cinemas later this year, as well as being co-writer of Liverpool’s most popular play of the last 10 years, Brick Up The Mersey Tunnels. He has followed LFC all over Europe for the last 40 years.
Commenting on the new runs of the show, Nicky Allt 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!”
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