Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Future dates for the tour are as follows:
31 January Barnfield Theatre, Exeter 01392 270891
14 February The Tower, Winchester 01962 867986
Below is one of the many possitive reviews received from Manchester:
My wife and I saw the play at the Garrick Stockport on 29th October 2008.We both thought it was brilliant and really enjoyed the play and the superb acting. I also enjoyed the images of Main Road.The play was very funny and it also painted a very accurate picture of life in the 50's and demonstrated how much things have changed in less than a life time, all cleverly woven around the story of unlikely hero BertI was 10 years old at the time of the 56 cup final and remember it vividly. I listened to the radio for the results of each round. I particularly remember that the Southend pitch was a mud bath and then the disallowed after time Liverpool "equaliser".My father went to both Wembley finals and came home in tears both times but for different reasons. He lost his trilby at the 56 final throwing it the air at the final whistle along with thousands of others. He wore the biggest rosette, home made, that I have ever seen.My wife who I only recently managed to get interested in City and became a season ticket holder only last year also thoroughly enjoyed, even though I used a bit of subterfuge by not mentioning who the Bert was when I told her I had got tickets for the pay. She was quite surprised to see books of Bert for sale in the Theatre and even more surprised when some of the audience turned up adorned in City scarves. The game was up when she saw a City scarf hung up on the stage. Fortunately the play was so brilliant I escaped the frosty silence usually associated with my wrong doings.Another guy in the audience would not have been so lucky. He used the same subterfuge as myself but his wife was less forgiving. She went berserk in the ladies at half time saying she had been conned. My wife listened patiently to her ratings and then simply said "yes I do see your point but it is a very funny play you must be enjoying it". "I am" she replied. A really good evening spoiled only by a typical City result at Middlesbrough, yet again snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.Kind regards, Dave Tracey
Monday, July 28, 2008
Well, its all kicking off with I'll Be Bert, which is GREAT!
I have posted details of the venues and the boxoffice numbers below...
Also, please have a look at the Manchester City Website... www.mcfc.co.uk - We are under I'll Be Bert!!
Hope you are all well and come back soon for more updates. Nathan
Venu listings and information for 'Ill Be Bert' – National tour 2008
15 September The Old Red Lion, Islington 020 7837 7816
20 September The Tower, Winchester 08700 600 100
25 September The Barnfield Studio, Exeter 01392 270891
04 October STIWT Theatre, Wrexham 01978 841300
18 October The Courtyard, Hereford 0870 11 22 330
20 October Thornton Little Theatre, Blackpool 01253 858529
27 – 31 October The Altrincham Garrick, Manchester 0161 928 1677
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Here is a review that we recieved from Saturdays performance.
I would like to pass on thanks to Mr Grant from myself ansd Bill for coming to see the performance and also for taking the time to write to us expressing his thoughts.
Thanks for looking over this blog.
I would like to introduce myself... My name is Nathan Wilson and i am the director of I'll Be Bert.
I can say with all honesty that this has been one of the most exciting projects that i have ever worked on. From the early days when Bill Cronshaw and i initially discussed the project to the final script and then to the sell out premiere at the Everyman studio in Cheltenham and on to the tour. We have been blessed with great audiences and some amazing reviews both professional and personal and i know we have a truly great play here, one that i am very proud of and excited to still be part of.
We finished the first leg of the tour on the 16 May at the Rondo in Bath and now i am in the process of booking dates nationally from Sept 15th... Our first booking on this date is at the Old Red Lion in Islington! So, come along and see what all the fuss is about.
We will be using this blog to keep you posted with dates, reviews, news and other stuff as it happens. It might be a little quiet over the next few weeks as i busily work to sort the venues but as soon as i have an update... i will let everyone know.
Also, if there is anyone who has seen the play and would like to comment or have a review posted here... just contact us at - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Think that's all for now. Pop back soon and see the updates :)
We hope to see you at one of our performances and it would be great if you let us know who you are!
Keep your eyes peeled for more postings.