Coldplay add some magic to ‘The Day We Played Brazil’

Band donate commemorative disc for auction

Multi-platinum selling band Coldplay have just celebrated their sixth UK number one album with Ghost Stories, but they still found time to show their support for ‘The Day We Played Brazil’, a new musical staged at the Exeter Northcott Theatre.

The band, whose lead singer Chris Martin hails from Exeter, sent a commemorative album disc engraved to Exeter City Football Club to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the club playing Brazil. 

The disc will be auctioned at the Charity Gala performance of The Day We Played Brazil in aid of Exeter Community Arts Project, Exeter City Football Club and Supporters Trust, Exeter Northcott Theatre and the Bike Shed Theatre.

Jenny Hogg, Exeter Northcott Theatre’s media officer said, “We are absolutely delighted Coldplay took time out of their very busy schedule to send us this amazing commemorative disc.  It means a lot to everyone involved in the show that a band of Coldplay’s stature has supported the show in some way.”

The Day We Played Brazil will be performed by over 100 local people telling the stories of the players and their wives, sweethearts and families back home.  There will be plenty of music, tears and laughter along the way as well as some great footballing moments.  It’s a story of adventure and excitement both on and off the pitch and it will take the audience through the highs and lows of the hundred years since the outbreak of the Great War.

The Charity Gala performance will take place on Saturday 2nd August and is being staged to welcome back Exeter City Football Club and their fans from their 2014 tour to Brazil which marks the centenary of the clubs’ first visit on the eve of the First World War.

Tickets for the Gala Performance will cost £45 and includes drinks, a delicious hot supper served in the University of Exeter’s stunning Forum accompanied by live music and the performance of The Day We Played Brazil, which will be followed by the charity auction.

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