New play ‘Shalalalalee’ brings 1960S football fanaticism to stage

A TALE of football club fanaticism, young love, heady dreams and thwarted ambition is coming to the Oldham Coliseum this June.

‘Shalalalalee’, by Dreamshed Theatre, will be performed in the Coliseum’s intimate theatre studio on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 June.

It’s the late 1960s and life for young Mancunians generally and City fans in particular, is good. Janice and Tony, believing that the world is at their feet, prepare for exciting times.

The new play uses archive footage and a soundtrack of ‘60s hits to capture the spirit of Manchester in the 1960s.

It was written by actor/writer/director Bill Cronshaw, a dedicated Manchester City fan whose other football based plays include I’ll Be Bert, the story of ex-German paratrooper Bert Trautmann, who played for Manchester City as goalkeeper and famously broke his neck but carried on playing in the 1956 Cup Final.

Dreamshed Theatre are a Gloucestershire based theatre company committed to the promotion of new writing and the provision of opportunities for professional and amateur actors.

‘Shalalalalee’ runs at Oldham Coliseum Theatre in the Studio on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 June at 7.30pm. The play contains strong language and scenes of a sexual nature.

Tickets are £6 and can be bought in person at Oldham Coliseum Theatre, by phone on 0161 624 2829 or online at


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