See Stadium on BBC iPlayer
STADIUM is a collection of real stories as told by Birmingham City, Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion fans, whose extraordinary memories and unconditional love for their teams come under the spotlight painting a unique picture of the sport and its fans.
As excitement builds for the start of the new Championship football season, the live capture of the production, commissioned by The Space, is available to view, free of charge, on the BBC's iPlayer service.
Exploring football versus theatre, team rivalry, mascots, local history and even Peaky Blinders, STADIUM features interviews and insights, music and songs from local fans and inspirational supporters. From a bagpiper who has played at hundreds of matches to local legend and Baggie fan Blind Dave Healey; the bride who got married in the colours of her beloved Blues to the Villa Rockets Powerchair football team, STADIUM brings together many voices but with one thing in common – absolute passion for the game.
STADIUM is part of Furnace, The REP's pioneering three year programme to collaborate with bold artists and make extraordinary work which celebrates communities. Furnace will culminate in 2018 with a joyously large-scale production of The Comedy of Errors, directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah.
Stadium is available to watch on BBC iplayer until 6 September: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p05939yf/stadium