Great opening night on Wednesday
The Day We Played Brazil got off to a cracking start on Wednesday evening with a packed house for the opening night of our sensational celebration of Exeter’s history and its surprising place in international footballing history.
Following a triumphant opening night which brought the audience to their feet for a rousing and very emotional standing ovation, we couldn’t be more excited about the rest of the show’s run. With seats available for performances running up to Sunday 27th July, there’s still time to book your tickets for this high quality, hugely entertaining song and dance treat which is sure to get you standing on your seat cheering by the end, with a tear or two in your eye and perhaps even a new-found fondness for your local team.
Recently featured on ITV Westcountry News and BBC Radio Devon, The Day We Played Brazil celebrates the 100 anniversary of the football match between Exeter City and the Brazil national team – the first-ever game played by Brazil.
Based on the extraordinary true story of Exeter City FC’s tour to South America in 2014, this musical play, created by the cream of professional local theatre talent and performed by a cast of over 90 local people, tells the stories of the people of Exeter over the last 100 years: not just the players but their wives, sweethearts, and families back home. It’s a story of adventure, excitement, highs and lows on and off the pitch.
Performances run until Sunday 27th July with a Gala performance on Saturday 2nd August. Click here for more information or to buy tickets.
“An exuberant original musical, entertaining and heartwarming, compelling viewing.” ****
“There is plenty to keep non-City supporters and non-football fans entertained throughout the play. A must-watch musical.”
Express & Echo
“This is the story of Exeter past and present. An Exeter to celebrate and to be proud of. Not just a football story but a tale of love and hope – the heart of this great city.”
Nick Stimson, Writer and Director