05 - 07 May 2016
Lung (formerly FYSA Theatre) return to The Studio with The 56
*Prices inclusive of booking fees: Phone/Counter - £1 per ticket plus postage charge where applicable. Online - £1.50 per ticket plus £1 per transaction for postage. Please note, concessions may not be available on every performance.
‘Nobody dies in football matches in fires. It doesn’t happen’.
At 3.40pm on 11 May 1985 a small fire broke out in the main stand at Valley Parade football ground during the last game of the season. Within four minutes, the wooden structure was ablaze.
Adapted solely from over sixty real-life testimonies, this bold and pertinent piece of documentary theatre pays homage to the supporters who lost their lives in one of the darkest days in British footballing history.
On the 31st anniversary of the disaster The 56 examines strength, solidarity and community in the face of overwhelming tragedy.
All profits of The 56 will be donated to the University of Bradford Burns and Plastic Surgery Unit.
Developed with support of The Lowry in Salford and The Civic in Barnsley