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Official Story of Liverpool Football Club back by popular demand

Play will return for three-night special run at Liverpool Echo arena

Nicky Alt who is appearing at the Royal Court theatre, Liverpool with his play on the history of Liverpool FC Picture by Gareth Jones

The play telling the story of Liverpool FC is back by popular demand.

The Official Story of Liverpool Football Club will return for a three-night special run at EchoTwo at the ECHO arena from August 28-30.

When the show ran in March this year at Royal Court Liverpool, the ECHO reviewer Dan Kay gave it 10/10 and fans flocked to see its depiction of the club’s 120-year history.

Now it will be staged in front of an audience of up to 3,500 people each night.

The show’s writer, Nicky Allt, previously worked on One Night in Istanbul, which has subsequently been adapted into a film to be released in cinemas later this year.

He was given complete access to the LFC archive for his script.

He also co-wrote Liverpool’s most popular play of the last 10 years, Brick Up The Mersey Tunnels.

 

Nicky, who  has followed Liverpool FC all over Europe for the last 40 years, told the ECHO: “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 show 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.

The cast will include TV and film stars Mark Moraghan and  Jake Abraham alongside theatre favourites Lindzi Germain and Lenny Wood.

The Official Story of Liverpool Football Club runs at EchoTwo @ Echo Arena from Thursday, August 28 to Saturday August 30, 2014.

Tickets go on sale on Thursday, June 12, at 9am, from the ECHO ticketline on 0844 800 3680.

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