LFC and Alterean Media today announced the return of the smash hit stage show,'The Official Story of Liverpool Football Club.'
The show is set for a three-night special run at the Echo Arena this coming August, followed by further shows at Belfast’s Odyssey Arena.
When the show ran in March this year at Royal Court Liverpool, it attracted rave reviews from critics and audiences alike. As a result, the play that covers the club's 120-year history has been taken to another level and is set to be staged in front of an audience of 3,500 people in the Liverpool Echo's second auditorium, Echo Two, each night.
After the show's Liverpool stint in August, it's then set to make a debut at Belfast's Odyssey Arena in September for a three-night run, which will give over 10,000 fans in Ireland the chance to see the hit spectacle.
The Official Story of Liverpool Football Club 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. With complete access to the LFC archive, the show's writer Nicky Allt has brought together every significant moment in the club's history and created a show that will make fans laugh, cry and cheer out loud.
Amongst the full cast, the show stars Mark Moraghan (Brookside, Holby City), Jake Abraham (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) and theatre favourites Lindzi Germain (Reds and Blues) and Lenny Wood (Little Shop of Horrors).
Allt has previously had massive success with the stage play One Night in Istanbul, which has subsequently been adapted into a film that will be released in cinemas later this year, as well as being co-writer of Liverpool's most popular play of the last 10 years, Brick Up The Mersey Tunnels. He has followed LFC all over Europe for the last 40 years.
Commenting on the new runs of the show, he said: "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 Official Story of Liverpool Football Club runs at EchoTwo at the Echo Arena from Thursday 28 to Saturday 30 August 2014. The show then travels to Belfast's Odyssey Arena from Thursday 18 to Saturday 20 September 2014.
Tickets for the EchoTwo run are now available from 0844 8000 400, via www.echoarena.com or in person from TicketQuarter at Queen's Square, Liverpool. Groups of 10+ can call the Echo Arena Group Booking Department on 0844 561 7672.
Tickets for Belfast's Odyssey Arena run are now available from 028 9073 9074 or via Ticketmaster on 0844 277 4455 and www.ticketmaster.ie.