I'll Be Bert (3 stars)

This article is from 2009.

Hero worship and unwavering loyalty are faithfully remembered in this funny and touching one man show by Bill Cronshaw. Charting his lifelong devotion to Manchester City FC, this piece recalls life in 50s Manchester by focusing on Cronshaw’s childhood hero, German goalkeeper Bert Trautmann. Although slow at times, this show is a real feel-good gem for all ages.

Space@The Royal College of Surgeons, 0845 508 8515, until 29 Aug, 12.10 pm, £7

I'll Be Bert

  • 3 stars

A humorous, wistful slant on a boy's hero worship of City's goalkeeper Bert Trautmann in 1950s Manchester. A time when players earned a fiver and broken necks were treated by a bloke with a sponge!

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