Details revealed for 'Bobby film' premiere
Details have been revealed for the world premiere of a film about Sir Bobby Robson, which will take place at St. James’ Park.
Bobby Robson: More Than A Manager – the definitive film about Sir Bobby’s incredible life and career – will officially launch with a screening at the home of Newcastle United on 22nd May, before further screenings at Wembley and Portman Road.
The three stadium events will be an opportunity for supporters to see the highly-anticipated film on the big screen in the company of Sir Bobby’s family and friends.
Each pitchside screening will feature a Q&A session with the film’s directors, Gabriel Clarke and Torquil Jones, as well as former players who knew Sir Bobby well.
Steve Harper, George Caulkin and Lady Elsie Robson at St. James' Park
Two Sir Bobby Robson Foundation patrons - former Newcastle United goalkeeper Steve Harper and football writer George Caulkin - will take part in the Q&A at St. James' Park, while other guests will include Sir Bobby's widow Lady Elsie Robson, Sir Bobby's son Mark Robson, former players, family and friends.
"We’re very grateful to Newcastle United, Ipswich Town and the FA for their wonderful support of More Than A Manager," said Mark.
"I can’t think of anywhere more appropriate for ‘Dad’s film’ to be shown than at St. James’ Park, Portman Road and Wembley.
"The team behind the film have shown us their absolute commitment to this project and their love of football. And they’ve included us, both as a family and the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, from day one."
About the film
Starring an A-list cast including Sir Alex Ferguson, Jose Mourinho, Pep Guardiola, Ronaldo, Paul Gascoigne, Alan Shearer and Gary Lineker, and never-before-seen archive footage and emotional testimony from Lady Elsie, More Than A Manager is an intimate portrait of one of sport’s most inspirational and influential figures.
Covering a career that saw some of the greatest moments in footballing history, including Maradona’s ‘hand of God’, Gazza’s tears and England’s greatest World Cup abroad, to titles in Europe’s top leagues and a Barcelona treble, this heartfelt and personal film is led by the intimate recollections of Sir Bobby himself.
The film also covers Sir Bobby’s fight with cancer and the formation and ongoing success of the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and a percentage of the film’s profits will be donated to the charity.
How to buy tickets
Tickets for the St. James’ Park preview screening are £20 (including a £5 donation to the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation) and are limited to just 1,400. They are selling quickly via www.bobbyrobsonfilm.com.
Bobby Robson: More Than A Manager will be coming to select theatres (including Tyneside Cinema) on 1st June 2018.
It is now available to pre-order for digital download/Curzon Home Cinema from 1st June and Blu-ray and DVD from 4th June.