Story of a legend

Johnny Thomson
Johnny Thomson

The Prince is the story of the all-too brief life and career of Celtic goalkeeping legend Johnny Thomson.

It traces Johnny’s roots from the coal mines of his native Fife to the pinnacle of success as the last line of defence for one of the most famous clubs in world football.

Johnny signed for Celtic in 1926 at the age of 17 and went on to make close to 200 appearances for the club, winning two Scottish Cup winners medals before his untimely death in 1931, the result of a tragic accident whilst playing for the club he came to love.

In those four short years he established a reputation for himself as The Prince of Goalkeepers and franked a legacy that endures to this day.

Set against the background of Scotland at the end of the Roaring Twenties, a time of class division and social inequality, The Prince answers these questions and celebrates the legend on the 80th anniversary of Johnny Thomson’s passing.

The Johnny Thomson story begins on Monday and runs till Saturday. Shows begin at 7.30pm with a 2.30pm matinee on Wednesday and Saturday.

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