Glasgow Celtic’s 1967 European Cup win is one of the great sporting legends of all time.
This amazing feat has been turned into a spectacular two-man play called ‘On our way to Lisbon’ by Patrick Prior, and produced by the theatre company Isosceles.
Two fans recreate the epic campaign that saw Jock Stein’s young team sweep aside the best that Europe had to offer .
The two actors, Pat Abernethy and Dave Marsden, play everything – players, crowds, commentators, managers, in a masterpiece of story-telling, including some hilarious slow-motion sequences.
The glory of the famous victory is set against the drab reality of their Glasgow existence…was Celtic’s victory the best moment of their lives?
Over the last few years, the play has thrilled audiences in Scotland, Ireland, England and Las Vegas, gathering rave reviews, awards and standing ovations.
The show has obvious appeal for football fans, but for those with little interest in the game, it stands as a stunning piece of theatre for all.
After a performance in Dublin, the two actors were approached by a member of the audience who said ‘’I’ve never been to a play before, but that was the best night of my life’’…..
Theatre of dreams indeed.