96/27 is a true account of a survivor’s experience of Hillsborough. The words are real. The sounds you hear are those from the terraces of the kop. The words will immerse the audience in this traumatic and historic event.

In creating the piece, Rachael Mutch has incorporated real lie documented words from a survivor of this tragedy and integrated YouTube videos to tell the story of one person’s experience.

This play, performed in a cramped changing room communicates how the aftermath of a traumatic experience can cause mental health issues and asks the question ‘can storytelling start the healing process for people with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder? ’

This project would stand out in the city of Liverpool as a piece of must-see artistry. The documented words of the piece are from the performers own family member who has only recently spoken out about her ordeal after all this time.


96/27 is to be performed in the changing rooms of the University of Liverpool Sports Centre. Performance dates are as follows:

  • Friday 20th October 2017 – 4:30pm; 6.00pm; 7:30pm
  • Saturday 21st October 2017 – 2:30pm; 3:30pm; 4:30pm

Tickets for this production can be purchased here. You can catch 96/27 and other performances in many unusual locations at Hope Street Ltd’s On The Verge Festival.

Tom Chivers

The Founder of How To Do Theatre, Tom is heavily involved in all aspects of this online theatre magazine and wants to help create a fantastic resource for everyone who may need it. He is also a graduate of the Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Young Writers course so when not writing for this website he is off scribbling plays of his own.