A PLAY charting the history of Celtic Football Club is coming back to Glasgow 35 years after its original run.

The Celtic Story, which was first performed at the Pavilion in Glasgow by Wildcat Theatre Company in 1988, begins a three-week run at the SEC Armadillo with a special gala performance in aid of Celtic FC Foundation on August 31.

Glasgow Times: One of the early casts which included Dave Anderson, Alyson Orr and Tony RoperOne of the early casts which included Dave Anderson, Alyson Orr and Tony Roper (Image: Newsquest)

The revival, written and directed by Martin McCormick and Martin McCardie, has been updated and features a brand new song penned by Ken McCluskey of Bluebells fame.

Celtic Did It First is set to become “a new anthem” for the club.

The Celtic Story follows an Irish immigrant family living in Glasgow, who have a special connection to the East End club.

Commissioned by Celtic to commemorate the club’s centenary season, it was a smash hit with Hoops fans, when it opened in the city.

The original cast included Dorothy Paul and Peter Mullan.  Since then, there have been three hugely successful revivals of the production, with the last run of the show taking place more than 20 years ago.

Glasgow Times: Kathleen McDermottKathleen McDermott (Image: The Celtic Story)

The new cast includes Kathleen McDermott and David McKay.

Glasgow Times: David McKayDavid McKay (Image: The Celtic Story)

The Celtic FC Foundation aims to help those living in poverty through a range of initiatives targeting hunger, employability, social inclusion and education. The Foundation also responds to national and international crises, reflecting the outlook of supporters and the club.

Glasgow Times: The Celtic Story is coming back to Glasgow 35 years after its original run

Celtic FC Foundation chief executive Tony Hamilton, said: “We’re delighted that the Celtic Story is returning after all these years. Many of us are old enough to have witnessed it first time around in 1988, and we’re excited to see what it looks like with so much having happened at the football club since the centenary.

“Everyone here is enormously grateful to Regular Music and the wider production team for ensuring that Celtic FC Foundation benefits entirely from the opening night’s gala performance.

“It’s a fantastic gesture and it will ensure that the work we do with people within our communities can continue.”

Tickets are on sale now for The Celtic Story, which runs from September 1 to 16, at SEC Armadillo. Tickets for the gala performance are available from August 10 at 10am.