Liverpool FC legend Bill Shankly show set for Liverpool comeback

02 November 2009 06:45
Shankly show in comeback

ONE of the highlights of Capital of Culture is on its way back to mark the 50th anniversary of football legend Bill Shankly's arrival at Liverpool.

The Shankly Show will be the first production to play at the 1,350-seater auditorium at the BT Convention Centre next month.

The one-man show, which wowed more than 10,000 theatregoers during 2008, will return for two nights only in what writer Andrew Sherlock is calling a 'pre-match warm up' to the date - December 19 - that Shankly became manager at Anfield.

Glaswegian actor Sandy West will reprise the role of 'Shanks' in the boot room-set look back at the great manager's career.

He famously stepped in at short notice to take the Shankly role after a previous actor pulled out.

Mr Sherlock said today: 'It's not simply football, Shankly lifts the city.

'I've been inundated with requests wherever I go since '08 from people who didn't get a chance to see the show, and I thought it was ideal to put it on to celebrate the 50th anniversary.

Source: Liverpool_Echo

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