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The 56 (FYSA Theatre)

By | Published on Sunday 16 August 2015

The 56

Hard-hitting and goose-bump inducing, ‘The 56’ is very much worth adding to your to-see list. Written in commemoration of the fifty six fans who lost their lives in the Bradford City Fire, this production adapts interviews from over sixty witnesses of the disaster at Valley Parade Football Ground and adapts them into three distinct character voices. The FYSA theatre group, originating from Yorkshire themselves, tells this story with an admirable level of sensitivity and respect. Not only a way for the group to pay respects to the victims of this horrible accident, the production also examines the role of football in community building and, most pertinently, the resilience of the human spirit.

C, until 31 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 [Megan Wallace]