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Football brings the drama to Liverpool’s Royal Court this Summer

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Football brings the drama to Liverpool’s Royal Court this Summer
I am Steven Gerard. Image provided by Royal Court Studio

Football fans your summer is set for a dramatic turn at the Royal Court.

Football always brings drama, and this summer, Liverpool’s Royal Court Studio is set to showcase a trio of shows that delve deep into the world of football, both on and off the pitch.

These productions, created by independent theatre companies, explore numerous football stories, from historical underdog tales to modern-day legends.

The Giant Killers11 – 13 July

The Giant Killers. Credit: Royal Court
The Giant Killers. Credit: Royal Court

“The Giant Killers” takes us back to the early years of Association Football, telling the true story of Darwen FC, a group of Lancashire mill workers who, amidst poverty and social unrest, became the first working-class team to play in the FA Cup.

This inspirational story presented by Long Lane Theatre highlights football’s power to unite and inspire

More about The Giant Killers

I Am Steven Gerrard – 1 – 3 August

I am Steven Gerard. Image provided by Royal Court Studio
I am Steven Gerard. Image provided by Royal Court Studio

Written by Sean McLoughlin and directed by Amy Roberts, “I Am Steven Gerrard” is not just about the football legend’s glorious career, but also delves into deeper themes like aspiration, loneliness, and ambition.

This production by Tip Tray Theatre promises a multifaceted look at one of football’s greats, extending beyond the pitch to explore the person behind the fame.

More about I Am Steven Gerrard

Two Cities … Half the World Away – 3-7 September

Two Cities ... Half the World Away. Image Royal Court
Two Cities … Half the World Away. Credit: Royal Court

This new show by Beyond the Line Theatre Company, written by Nicky Allt, is set during a Europa League tie at Old Trafford. It follows two fans, one from Liverpool and one from Manchester United, who find themselves in a police station.

What starts as inter-city rivalry evolves into a discovery of common ground, offering a fresh perspective on football fandom and identity.

More about Two Cities … Half the World Away

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