Piece of verbatim theatre showing at Battersea Arts Centre, October 1-7

The56 600a30 SeptemberThe 56, a play about the Valley Parade fire on May 11, 1985 in Bradford, will be showing in London from October 1-7, and WSC readers can buy discounted tickets. The verbatim piece of theatre tells survivors’ stories of the day, with over sixty real-life testimonies combining to examine the solidarity, strength and community in the face of tragedy. Tom Hocking wrote about the play in WSC 340, June 2015, where he said: “The stories are harrowing, not just because of the recollections of the fire but also their characters’ familiarity to any football regulars.” You can read the full article here.

On at the Battersea Arts Centre and normally priced at £12 (£9 concessions), WSC readers can buy tickets for £6 if they book from October 1-3 and quote “FYSAfriend” at the box office either when ordering online, here, or over the phone on 02072232223.

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