Friday 2 December 2016

From Johnstone to Larsson... A new Celtic tribute musical has arrived in Ireland

Published 13/09/2016 | 14:38

Celtic: The Musical is coming to Ireland. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
Celtic: The Musical is coming to Ireland. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
Henrik Larsson

The musical makes its debut Irish performance at The Gaiety Theatre, Dublin.

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It tells the story of the club, including its strong ties to Ireland from its early inception to the modern era.

The musical also tells the story of the club's biggest legends; from the wing wizardry of Jimmy Johnstone to the triumphs of the immortal Jock Stein and the lasting legacy left by icons such as Billy McNeill, Tommy Burns and Henrik Larsson.

Oh and make sure you have your Parkhead chants memorised because there'll be plenty of opportunity for a sing-a-long.

Celtic Chief Executive Peter Lawwell said: "The Musical will be a celebration of Celtic, one of the world’s true great football clubs and will take the audience on a fantastic journey through almost 130 years of history. We are sure this production will be extremely popular with all our supporters.”

The show was created by Alterean Media and funded by Celtic Football Club.

Alterean Media previously enjoyed successes with the hit stage plays The Official History of Liverpool FC and One Night in Istanbul. 

Writer, Nicky Allt said: “Celtic’s story is one about people, about immigration, and about a football club born of purpose. Growing up in Liverpool my family were always aware of Brother Walfrid, Celtic and its charitable foundations. Since then it has always been a story that resonated with me, fascinated me, and a story I always wanted to tell."

The play runs from Tuesday, September 20 until Saturday, September 24.

Tickets on sale now for €24.65 (including booking fee and €1 restoration levy) from Ticketmaster and The Gaiety Theatre Box Office.

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