River City star and Gers fan Stephen Purdon has opened up on his part in a new stage show about a group of bluenoses trying to stop the Wee Rangers Supporters Club from being demolished.

The actor is a lifelong Gers fan and admits it’s been a while since there has been anything about the Light Blues on the stage ahead of ‘Rally Roon’ The Rangers’ starting at Glasgow’s Pavilion Theatre.

Purdon admits the Gers are a “very important thing” in his life, leaving his wife moaning “a lot.”

“It has been a long time since there has been a Rangers show on the stage,” Stephen told the Evening Times.

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“There has been a lot about Celtic – Celtic – The Musical, The Celtic Story, Celts in Seville.

“I think the fans will love the banter. It is something for Rangers fans and hopefully, they like it. I am now 36 and I have been going to Ibrox since I was eight or nine.


“My dad was a mad Rangers fan and he went to games everywhere.

“I have my own season ticket and the club is a very important thing in my life. I love Rangers and my wife kind of moans about it a lot because I am always planning my calendar around football games.”

‘Rally Roon the Rangers’ runs at the Pavilion Theatre from July 24 to August 3 and is from the same team who created ‘Singin I’m No A Billy, He’s A Tim’ and also stars fellow bluenose Grado.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 12: Rangers fans watch the game in the brilliant sunshine during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on May 12, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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It’s good to see the club featured prominently in something a little bit different from the usual fare of speakers and cultural nights.

Hopefully, with some good bluenoses involved, it’s a roaring success and fans can have an enjoyable night out at the theatre.

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