Football fans can join an all-star squad of St Johnstone fans, players and managers for a series of exclusive Team Talk Live evenings in Perth Theatre this autumn.
Hosted by fellow Saintee and broadcaster, Stuart Cosgrove, Team Talk Live is a chance for St Johnstone fans to hear the unique experiences of some familiar faces associated with the club and share their own stories and memories.
The talks kick off in Perth Theatre’s Joan Knight Studio on Friday 22 October when Ormond Boys John Connolly, Henry Hall and Gordon Whitelaw will join Stuart to relive some of the triumphant wins they achieved during the golden years of Muirton Park under Willie Ormond.
Sports broadcaster and huge St Johnstone fan Eilidh Barbour will share her memories of growing up as a St Johnstone Fan and how this influenced her own career in sport on Monday 25 October.
Former MSP now CEO of Scottish Women’s Football and life-long Saintee, Aileen Campbell teams up with former St Johnstone FC women’s captain, Jade Greenshields to discuss the rise and power in the women’s game on Friday 29 October.
On Friday 5 November, fans can hear from St Johnstone historian Alastair Blair about creating Manifest Destiny, Hagiography and choosing the all-time best Saint as well as his own fan memories.
Everyone’s favourite football podcasters, Sam and Dan from Dogger Saints will reveal their favourite games and guests on Friday 12 November.
Scottish Cup winning players Steven Anderson, Chris Millar and Frazer Wright will discuss their career highs and lows and, of course, that unforgettable day in 2014 on Wednesday 17 November.
Tickets for each Team Talk Live include a Murrays Bakers pie and a pint to get into the spirit of the evening. Each discussion will end with a Q&A session with the host and the chance for the audience to share their own stories.
Katie Mitchell, Outreach Producer for Perth Theatre said:
“We are very excited to have Team Talk Live in Perth Theatre. Back in the spring we were only able to offer this online, so it will be great to have Saints fans in our building together to share stories and memories of what it means to be a Saintee. It’s been such a fantastic year for the club and we are so pleased that so many St Johnstone fans such as Eilidh Barbour and Stuart Cosgrove will be joining us but also equally excited to hear from ex-players such as Steven Anderson, Henry Hall and John Connolly. All of this is part of a wider project where we aim to create a play about the club and its fans. We hope that fans can also appear in the play as part of the chorus, more info will be coming out about this in the new year. It’s going to be a great few nights; we can’t wait to hear from everyone so please do come along and join us!”
Team Talk is part of Saintees on Stage; Perth Theatre and St Johnstone FC’s project to create a high-quality, mainstage production about St Johnstone Football Club and its fans. Written by local playwright and football fan Martin McCormick, the production will be a collaboration between professional artists and the local community and will appear on the Perth Theatre stage in summer 2022.
For tickets and information about Team Talk Live click here or call or visit the Horsecross Arts Ticketing team in Perth Theatre between 10am and 4pm from Monday to Friday.
Monday 1 November 2021