Keeping The Dream Alive – The Duncan Edwards Play.

Premiers May 2020

On October 1st 1998 “…and then came Munich” was launched in the Mayor’s Parlour in Dudley Council House.

“…and then came Munich” still proves to be a popular and sort after piece of memorabilia for Duncan’s ever-increasing fan base. Its writer and award-winning producer Rose Cook Monk is updating the documentary to show how Duncan’s beloved hometown remembers him 6 decades on.  The documentary has been the topselling sports DVD on Amazon for the last 4 years running and has raised thousands of pounds for charity.

Now, 60 year son from one of the worlds worst football and aviation disasters, Rose wants to tell Duncan’s incredible story through a new medium.

Being a life-long theatre fan, Rose believes that Duncan’s life story told as a stage play will bring the tragic 21-year olds story alive, reliving vivid memories to those who knew him or those who recalls that bleak February all those years ago and inspiring those to whom Duncan is just a name. 

Duncan Edwards was far more than a giant of the football pitch.

Is the idea that Duncan was the greatest footballer of all time just a romantic notion of ayoung man whose life was so tragically cut short? 

Or was this Black Country lad really the master of the football pitch?

This powerfully and often touching play will engross the theatre goer by staring characters from his Native Black Country and his adopted home of Manchester.  

The use off film footage, photographs, music, specialist lighting and special effects will show his meteoric rise from modest working-class boy to the envy of every footballer in the world.

A touching, sensitively written story of loyalty to his home town, a passion for the glorious game …………..and how his fans keep his dream alive