Bobby Robson Saved My Life

A play that celebrates the legacy of one North East’s football’s legends is looking for creative help from the public.

Written by Jarrow-born poet and playwright, Tom Kelly, ‘Bobby Robson Saved My Life’ is a new work that explores how one person can have a dramatic effect on another without ever knowing it.

The play celebrates not only his life but the impact he had on so many people, it promises to be a heart-warming, inspirational and uplifting piece.

The Producer, Gareth Hunter, is looking to hear from people who may never have met Sir Bobby but who have felt inspired by him in some way.

Gareth, from South Shields, explains: “We’ve already had contact and videos from a number of well-known personalities and those close to him but we’re most keen to get the thoughts of the public to help capture Sir Bobby’s spirit.”

‘Bobby Robson Saved My Life’ will be performed at the Customs House, South Shields, in July and each performance will raise funds for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, to help find more effective ways to detect and treat cancer.

Gareth adds: “We’re proud to be playing even a small role in the work of the charity and thrilled to have the support of Sir Bobby’s family.”

Videos describing Sir Bobby in three words can be uploaded to the Facebook page or via Twitter using the hashtag #3wordsforBobby and @BRsavedmylife.

‘Bobby Robson Saved My Life’ will run from the 16th to 20th July 2019 at the Customs House, in South Shields.

For more information about ‘Bobby Robson Saved My Life’ or #3wordsforBobby, please call Gareth Hunter on 0773 6687 678 or email

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