The Celtic Opus, the definitive tribute to one of Europe’s most famous clubs, Celtic FC. This beautiful ‘Huge’ tomb tells the story of the club’s incredible history from 1888 to the present day. With over 1000 archive photo’s, beautiful artwork and rare memorabilia and an exclusive polaroid gallery of Celtic players, past to present, taken by legendary sport photographer Walter Iooss Jr, with a host of award-winning writers, including Hugh McIlvanney, Michael Tierney and Celtic legend Jim Craig, exclusive interviews and special features with Henrik Larsson, Billy McNeill, Tommy Burns, Neil Lennon, this an epic tale.
In January 2011 TWTC was proud to be commissioned to create a short ‘walking theatre’ play celebrating the Club, its heritage and it Opus. The play made its debut at the Celtic Ground, fittingly on Transfer day 31st January.
Taking our ‘bhold boys and girls’ behind the scenes at the ground, meeting Brother Walfred (the clubs founder) and James Kelly, the first team captain, the audience stepped through the years, even become the 1967 team on their way to Lisbon, down to the pitch, through the tunnel and the game started… before we knew it, the Lions had won the European Cup!
A fantastic show with a great audience and hosted very beautifully by the Education department at the club. They even managed to get the entire 1st Team to the spirit of the day and appear through the 1st Act! Excellent touch!
The whole project was supported by Graeme Murdoch of Cultural Connect Scotland, who was the picture editor for the Opus and the Mitchell Library who are currently hosting Graeme’s exhibition of images from the Opus and of course a copy of the Great Book itself.
So here are some images of the event, look out there will be more and in the meantime get along to the Mitchell and see the Bhold Boys and Glasgow emerge in a truly captivating story.