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Published 27th Sep 2011

Boro 37 Minutes

Teesside football fans can now snap up tickets for a play that will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Boro’s rebirth!

Boro’s 37 Mins will be performed over six nights, Monday December 5 to Saturday December 10, at Teesside University in Middlesbrough.

Directed by Middlesbrough supporter Alan Spence, it will recreate the drama and magic as Boro bounced back from the brink after coming within 37 minutes of folding during the summer of 1986.

The play is part of Middlesbrough 86, a groundbreaking history, sport, theatre and education project launched in August by Boro manager Tony Mowbray and supported by a £42,900 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Tickets for the play are available now from Middlesbrough Town Hall Box Office or by calling 01642 729729. All prices are just £5 for the opening night and £7-£9 for the rest of the week.

Theatre is Life

For further details, please contact director Alan Spence on

A final audition night takes place 6-9pm on Tuesday September 27 in M3.03, third floor, Middlesbrough Tower, Teesside University, Middlesbrough.

Meet Director Alan Spence at Middlesbrough Library

There’s a chance to meet director Alan Spence at Middlesbrough Central Library for a fun evening of a writer’s journey from page to stage, 5-7pm on October 13. To book on this free event, call 01642 729426.

About Middlesbrough 86

Middlesbrough 86 is supported by MFC, Middlesbrough Council, Teesside University, Fly Me to the Moon, the Co-operative Membership and Brian Debnam Associates.

The project recently held a closing party for its successful gallery on Middlesbrough’s Linthorpe Road. In just a few short weeks, dozens of supporters contributed their Boro memories from the summer of 1986 when the club came close to folding before bouncing back from the brink.

The memories and memorabilia will form party of a “Back from the Brink” exhibition at the Dorman Museum, Middlesbrough, between January and April next year.

Alan Spence said: “The party was our way of thanking those who made a contribution to the project. The gallery was a great success and we are already considering opening another gallery space next year.”

Fans can still contribute memorabilia or share their memories for the exhibition via the project website

Useful links

Middlesbrough 86

@M86Project on Twitter

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