Second chance to relive Sky Blues 1987 FA Cup victory

By Chris Smith 03/01 Updated: 28/02 10:48

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TOP scoring play We Love You City will back on The Belgrade stage in May to help mark the 25th anniversary of the Sky Blues FA Cup victory.

Following a hugely successful run in 2010, this co-production with the Coventry-based Talking Birds theatre returns to the B2 auditorium from May 8 to 26.

Eleven players take centre stage to recreate the events of that legendary 3-2 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in 1987 and tell the funny, edgy, moving and sometimes farcical stories that were playing out in Coventry during those nail-biting 90 minutes plus a bit of extra time.

Writer Nick Walker said: "The response first time around to We Love You City was overwhelming. There was singing, chanting and even some old school football rattles, and not just from the football fans.

"I'm hoping that the sense of optimism in the city, both during Olympic year, and with the anniversary of the match itself, will mean the experience in B2 in May will be even more emotional."

The Belgrade's spring season also includes a new production of Stars in the Morning Sky, which tells the story of a group of prostitutes who find themselves banned from the streets of Moscow during the 1980 Olympic Games.

This new adaptation, staged to co-incide with the London Games, has been written by award-winning playwright Chris Hannan and will run in B2 from March 17 to 7 April.

Other shows in the season include Nora, a battle of the sexes which explores the role of women in the family January 28 to February 18); family musical Swallows and Amazons (February 14-18); hit West End show Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (March 6-10) and award-winning psychological thriller Equus (April 24-28).

Tickets and show times are online at www.belgrade.co.uk.

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