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TURF LOVE PRESENT

THIS EVENT TOOK PLACE IN 2010 RUNNING TIME: 140 MINS INCLUDING INTERVAL Fresh from ecstatic reviews and a huge word-of-mouth following in the North-West, Paul Duckworth brings this lump in your throat comedy to the rest of the UK. Despite threats from his wife and bank manager, in May 2005 middle-aged Kenny Noonan travels to Istanbul to watch Liverpool play AC Milan in the Champions’ League final. He carries the scars of thirty years as a Red - Heysel, Hillsborough, Alex Ferguson - and of living in a city which has been demonised. Beating Berlusconi! is a story of love and friendship, of defeat and of victory. It is also based on the bizarre true story of a real Liverpool fan who ended up sitting next to Silvio Berlusconi at the Attaturk Stadium. Beating Berlusconi! is the hilarious story of one man’s attempt to rediscover his belief in himself, his club, his city and his class. ‘Writer John Graham Davies can certainly hit a punch line. This play isn’t just based on a true story. It’s based on thousands.’ Liverpool Daily Post ‘Mesmerising…hilarious scattergun scenes. Duckworth is outstanding. The gags flowed all evening.’ Liverpool Daily Echo

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PLEASE NOTE: CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE. SUITABLE ONLY FOR PERSONS AGED 16+