Being a Birmingham fan has always had its fair share of ups and downs. Recent events read like a pantomime with a storyline you just couldn’t make up! Gary Rowett the returning hero. Peter Pannu the villain who refuses to leave centre stage. The old adage “if you don’t laugh you will cry” rings truer than ever. Three Blues fans are taking just that stance. Brothers Del (a stand-up comedian), Bob (professional writer) and Dave (media producer) have written a comedy entitled “Birmingham Blues – Carson’s Cup”. On the 16th and 17th of January it is premiering at the Blue Orange Theatre in the Jewellery Quarter.
The play centres on a deluded hairdresser from Hong Kong whose dream is to one day own a world famous football team. Inspired by the story of Blues’ historic League Cup victory in 2011, Carson’s Cup features names that might ring a bell with Birmingham City fans; Carson Lung, Peter Pan, David & Ralph Goal, Simon Surlyman, Katherine Lady, Steve Blues and Alex McReeesh.
The writers come from a family of Blues fans who felt powerless about what was being done to their treasured club. They wanted to give fellow supporters some cheer and to celebrate the good times. Whilst drawing attention to the current issues with the club’s ownership the production is light hearted and characterised by that treasured Brummie commodity – gallows humour.
A few remaining tickets are still available for £10 online or the Box Office on 0121 212 2643
If you want to win 2 tickets using the contact page, answer the following question:
Which theatre is the “Birmingham Blues – Carson’s Cup” play being performed?
The competition closes Wednesday evening at 22.00GMT. Winners will be informed via email.