Istanbul, May 25th, 2005 – the ghosts of Shankly, Paisley and Fagan prepare for resurrection.
“A real page turner – you’ve captured the city.” Jimmy McGovern
A comic tour-de-force, Beating Berlusconi is dominated by Kenny Noonan, a middle-aged Liverpool FC fan who, despite threats from his wife and bank manager, travels to Istanbul in May 2005 to watch Liverpool play AC Milan in the Champions’ League final. He carries the scars of thirty years as a Red – Heysel, Hillsborough, Alex Ferguson – and of living in a demonised city. What happened to Liverpool FC in the second half is legend. What happened to Kenny in the bowels of the Atatürk stadium is stranger than fiction.
Based on a bizarre true story, Beating Berlusconi, written by Radio 4 playwright John Graham Davies, is the hilarious and moving story of one man’s attempt to rediscover his belief in himself, his club, his city and his class. Starring: Paul Duckworth, (Brookside, Backbeat and The Quiet Little Englishman.)
WoW is proud to present the original play, excerpts of which received great reviews when were featured in the WoW festival 2008.
A great night is guaranteed!
Thursday 7th May, 2009 @ 8pm
The Contemporary Urban Centre,
41 – 51 Greenland Street, Liverpool, L1 0BS
Tickets £10/£12 available from the
Philharmonic Hall Box office Tel: 0151 709 3789
Season ticket holders and fancard holders 2 tickets for the price of 1.
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