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In this pioneering world première, fans of Aston Villa and Birmingham City, will unite to share their surprising, funny, heartbreaking stories on stage at Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

Following the success of a co-production with the National Theatre of Jeremy Deller's award-winning We're Here Because We're Here, The Birmingham Repertory Theatre has commissioned acclaimed French director Mohamed El Khatib for the second show in their Furnace series.

Acclaimed French director Mohamed El Khatib will explore all aspects of fandom - from friendships formed to partners left behind in a participatory theatre piece for theatre and football fans alike, looking at why ‘the beautiful game’ is just so beautiful. The live show will be filmed and a series of interviews with fans will be shown online and in football grounds across the region.