THE King will be trading the Brummie Road for the Crescent Theatre later this week as the play “For The Love Of The Game: The Jeff Astle Story” begins its three day run at the off-Broad Street venue on Sheepcote Street.
Penned by Mike Howl, a lifelong Albion fan who first came to The Hawthorns well over 50 years ago, the play includes a filmed introduction featuring interviews with Jeff’s colleagues Tony Brown, Alistair Robertson and Dennis Clarke.
From there, it dramatizes some of the most significant events in Astle’s life, much of it underscored by Jeff’s trademark, waspish sense of humour, while not shying away from his tragically early death at the age of just 59.
Produced with the support and co-operation of the Jeff Astle Foundation, it’s a unique insight into the life of a true Albion hero and a show that’s not to be missed.
Showtimes are 7pm on both Thursday and Friday 24th and 25th May and 3pm and 7pm on Saturday 26th May.
Tickets for the play are £16 (£13 concessions) and can be obtained from the Box Office on 0121 643 5858 or online here.