Football play hits iPlayer

Stadium, featuring local football fans, now available to watch on BBC iplayer.

The drama of theatre meets the thrill of football in Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s production of Stadium, which can be seen on BBC iPlayer from today, coinciding with the start of the new Championship football season.

Stadium is a collection of real stories as told by Birmingham City, Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion fans, whose extraordinary memories and unconditional love for their teams come under the spotlight painting a unique picture of the sport and its fans.

As excitement builds for the start of the new Championship football season, the live capture of the production, commissioned by The Space, will be available to view, free of charge, on the BBC’s iPlayer service.

Exploring football versus theatre, team rivalry, mascots, local history and even Peaky Blinders, Stadium features interviews and insights, music and songs from local fans and inspirational supporters.

From a bagpiper who has played at hundreds of matches to local legend and Baggie fan Blind Dave Healey; the bride who got married in the colours of her beloved Blues to the Villa Rockets Powerchair football team, Stadium brings together many voices but with one thing in common – absolute passion for the game.

Pic: Kris Askey