What's On Would You Bet Against Us? A comic and moving celebration of Aston Villa’s greatest triumph It’s 1982. Aston Villa beat Bayern Munich 1–0 to win the European Cup. They remain one of only five English teams to win the biggest prize in club football – yet no one thought they stood a chance. Around the corner, 16-year-old Paul’s geography teacher tells him he will amount to absolutely nothing. Aston Villa were complete underdogs. So was Paul… And Paul’s geography teacher was a complete ********. Would You Bet Against Us? marks the 40th anniversary of an iconic event for Aston Villa, for Birmingham and for Paul. This is a hilarious, poignant, and uplifting show about challenging expectations and proving people wrong. A Told by an Idiot and Birmingham Repertory Theatre production Reviews ★★★★★ 'This is an innovative, slick, five-star production which is a must see' MIDLANDS ARTS MAGAZINE ★★★★ 'A great night’s entertainment, and you don’t need to be a football fan to enjoy and appreciate it' WESTENDBESTFRIEND ★★★★★ 'A celebration of family and a shared love of football in equal measures' NOT COMPULSORY ★★★★½ 'A warm, funny and lovely piece of theatre which can be appreciated even if you are not a football fan' BEHIND THE ARRAS ★★★★★ 'An underdog story we can all get behind, football fans or not' STAGE TALK MAGAZINE Credits Created by Told by an Idiot Performers Lori Hopkins, Paul Hunter, Heather Lai, Kyll Thomas-Cole Writer Paul Hunter Designer Sophia Clist Lighting Designer Lucy Adams Sound Designer and Composer Esther Kehinde Ajayi Puppetry Director Rachel Leonard Associate Directors Ursula Martinez and Michael Vale Dance Choreographer Etta Murfitt Puppet Designer and Maker Lyndie Wright Assistant Director & Script Coordinator Andrea Cabrera Luna Production Manager (for Told by an Idiot) Martyn Sands Technical Stage Manager Cosmo Cooper Deputy Stage Manager Alex Hobbs Dates 19 May - 4 June Birmingham Repertory Theatre 12 June 610 Kingstanding - Birmingham Settlement 15 June Aston - Birmingham Settlement 17 - 19 June Aston Villa - Academy Building 22 June [email protected] - Nechells 23 - 25 June Hurst Road Community Centre - Sandwell Post Show Q&A - Birmingham Rep Friday 20 May, with European Cup Winners Dennis Mortimer, Tony Morley and Kenny Swain. Post Show Event supported by AV40 Post Show Pub Quiz - Birmingham Rep Wednesday 25 May, following the performance Join Artistic Director, Paul Hunter, as he tests how claret and blue your shirts really are. Will you get your hands on the trophy?