The Boro’s 37mins (2011)

The BORO’s 37mins

Main Hall, Britten Building Teesside University, Middlesbrough.  (2011)

The play covers the fortunes of fans and the club from 1986 when the club almost went bankrupt, to the first silverware in 2004.The themes cover leaving school, the future, football worship, the problems of football fans, racism and women’s football. The staging is in the style of Zigger Zagger with the crowd on stage whose songs and chants punctuate the action.
The production was part of a multi -arts, intergenerational heritage project which provided a wide range of activities including art, music, theatre, oral history, literature, photography, memorabilia, heritage walks, a website and an education pack .
Since its launch in 2011, Middlesbrough 86 has delivered a wide range of activities to celebrate the football club’s importance within Teesside’s community including a hugely successful Boro exhibition at the town’s Dorman Museum, which attracted 33,000 visitors, and a week-long play at Teesside University.
The project  was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Teesside University, Alf Duffield, The Cooperative Society,  Middlesbrough FC Enterprise Academy and Middlesbrough Council.

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