Liverpool YNWA play set to return

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A play which tells the story of Liverpool Football Club is set to return to the stage at the city’s Royal Court Theatre.

The play, named YNWA, is the official history of Liverpool Football Club and was a big hit when it was last staged two years ago.

Nicky Allt created the play, which has the football club’s official backing after they watched the original.

Royal Court marketing manager Iain Christie told JMU Journalism: “They (LFC) saw it on stage and said if you do it again let us know. It was that good.”

The play covers every single part Liverpool’s 121-year history, from the highs of winning league titles and European Cups to the lows of disasters such as Heysel and Hillsborough.

The decision to bring it back was down to the reception it received last time. Christie said: “It was a massive success last time around. It got to the stage and we realised the impact it had on fans. There’s so many highs and lows in there.”

The show is set to be directed by Bob Eaton, who has directed other shows at the Royal Court such as Our Day Out, Lennon and Scouse Pacific. The full casting for the show has yet to be announced.

The show will re-open on March 7th 2014 and run for three weeks.

After the show is finished in the city it will travel to the Gaeity Theatre in Dublin to entertain Liverpool’s large Irish contingent of fans.

 

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