Birmingham Rep
Dates & Times
Fri 9 Jun 17
From £10.00
Sat 10 Jun 17
From £10.00
Tue 13 Jun 17
From £10.00
Wed 14 Jun 17
From £10.00
Thu 15 Jun 17
From £10.00
Fri 16 Jun 17
From £10.00
Sat 17 Jun 17
From £10.00
Sat 17 Jun 17
From £10.00
  • Press Night
  • BSL Interpreted and Audio Described
  • Captioned

One crowd sharing one colour, one song and one wish. Every goal and every near miss brings a pride almost too much to bear. Winning is amazing. 

Following the success of our co-production with the National Theatre of Jeremy Deller's award-winning We're Here Because We're Here, The REP has commissioned acclaimed French director Mohamed El Khatib for the second show in our Furnace series. 

In this pioneering world première, hundreds of Aston Villa, Birmingham City, and West Bromwich Albion fans unite to share their surprising, funny, heartbreaking stories. From friendships formed to partners left behind, all aspects of fandom are explored. 

Inspired by his father's love of the sport, acclaimed theatre maker Mohamed El Khatib explores why football inspires passion like nothing else. Just why is 'the beautiful game' so beautiful?

Creative Team
Director & Creator Mohamed El Khatib
Designer Fred Hocke
Choreographer & Performer Dimitri Hatton 
Associate Director Keziah Serreau
Assistant Director Gavin Thatcher
Film Technician Zacharie Dutertre


Ticket Information

From £10 (subject to availability).
Group, family, disabled and school rates available via our box office.

When purchasing tickets to be delivered to you, a £1.00 postage charge will be added to your order.
Online bookings are exempt from our transaction fees (3% credit cards, 50p debit cards).

Further Information
Audio Described and British Sign Language Interpreted Performance (with pre-show touch tour)
Thursday 15 June, 7.30pm
Captioned Performance
Friday 16 June, 7.30pm

Recommended by The REP