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The 56 - a play about the Bradford City Fire Disaster

1 October 2015

The 56, a play about the Bradford City Fire Disaster, is running at the Battersea Arts Centre in London over the next seven days.

A share of the profits of 'The 56' will be donated to the University of Bradford Burns and Plastic Surgery Unit.

‘Nobody dies in football matches in fires. It doesn’t happen’

At 3.40pm on May 11th 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 from over sixty real-life testimonies, the 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 30th anniversary of the disaster, 'The 56' examines the solidarity, strength and community in the face of overwhelming tragedy.

‘Packs raw emotional power'Sunday Times
‘A young and remarkable company’The Independent

THE 56
The Bradford City Fire: A Testimony By FYSA Theatre
Battersea Arts Centre
1-7 Oct | 7:30pm

£12, £9 concs Book now: www.bac.org.uk/the56

Tickets are available at a discounted rate of £6 for bookings from the 1st-3rd of October by quoting 'FYSAfriend' at the box office when booking online www.bac.org.uk/the56 or over the phone on 020 7223 2223.

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