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Heysel disaster play returns

Heysel Stadium disaster play Wearing Colours is to be performed again in Liverpool for the first time in 15 years.

Set before and after the Brussels Heysel Stadium disaster on May 29, 1985, Liverpool writer John Dillon's play was performed only five months after the tragedy in which 39 people died and 600 were injured, when fans were crushed against a wall that collapsed during the European Cup final between Liverpool and Juventus.

Wearing Colours explores the differing reactions of four fans who attended the game, and gives voice to their emotions – from optimistic, pre-match expectations to the angry inquests of the immediate aftermath.

The play premiered to excellent reviews, went on to success at the Edinburgh Festival and became the subject of a BBC documentary. It was also made into a TV drama, but was last performed on stage in Liverpool in 2008.

Now, directed by Sean Ponzini and starring Dave J Williamson, Daniel Owen, Christopher Lawless and Thom Williamson, it is at Hope Street Theatre from April 23-25.

More info and tickets here - but move quickly, two of the three performances are aleady sold out


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