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An Evening with Francis Benali MBE

Saturday, June 25th, 2022

6:15pm - 10:30pm
Medina Theatre, Newport
Standard £30.50 & VIP Meet & Greet £56.00

This exclusive show will feature a VIP meet & greet, LIVE & UNSCRIPTED interview with the Southampton Legend, followed by a special audience Q&A and a charity auction of signed memorabilia raising money for Wessex Cancer Trust on the Isle of Wight.

Francis Benali will take to the stage to give you real-life insight into behind the scenes of his career, and his contribution to charity, including the Saints Foundation and Cancer Research UK.

Included in the standard ticket:

*7.30 pm - Watch the live show and interview with Francis Benali in a relaxed atmosphere on stage with the event host.

*Special Q&A with Francis Benali and the audience.

*Opportunity to view and purchase memorabilia boasting iconic sports personalities past and present.

* Charity Auction - Francis Benali Signed Memorabilia proceeds will be going to Wessex Cancer Trust on the Isle of Wight.

*VIP Meet and Greet Tickets are also available:

You can be a celebrity for the evening with a VIP experience to meet Francis Benali with your own special photo opportunity, with exclusive seating to experience the show up close and personal from the football legend.

Included in the VIP ticket:

*6.15 PM – 7.15 PM - VIP early access to enjoy a personal Meet & Greet Session.

*Francis will sign an item that you can bring from home - such as a shirt, ball, or book (no paintings).
*Photo opportunity with Francis - bring your camera phone.

*Allocated premium seating for the live Interview which starts and 7.30 PM, followed by the audience Q&A where you can pose a question in a relaxed atmosphere with Francis and the event host.

*VIP Priority access to view and purchase memorabilia from iconic sports personalities past and present.

* Charity Auction - Francis Benali Signed Memorabilia proceeds will be going to Wessex Cancer Trust on the Isle of Wight.

Quote's from Francis Benali's autobiography;

"Anyone wanting an example of never being beaten should look at the incredible Francis Benali"
Alan Shearer

"Probably the most selfless man I've ever met, you need to read his story"
Matt Le Tissier

"The iron man with a will of steel and a heart of gold. Truly fran-tastic!"
Jeff Stelling - Soccer Saturday

The former professional footballer and coach spent the majority of his 20 years playing career with Southampton Football Club. After 389 games with Southampton Francis, or Franny as he's more affectionately known, is still a fans' favourite today, thanks to his commitment to the club, hardworking attitude and ferocious, full-blooded tackles. Many fans will remember Franny playing through injuries to help the team, including famously playing on with a broken arm!

Since retiring, Franny has remained a big part of Southampton Football Club, working regularly with Saints Foundation and becoming a Club Ambassador. Benali's knowledge and experience within the game has seen him regularly on TV, the radio or in the papers offering his thoughts and opinions on footballing matters. In recent years, Franny has been in the media spotlight for different reasons, completing 3 ultra-endurance challenges, all in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Presented by: Seamless Entertainment

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Medina Theatre
Medina Theatre, Fairlee Road

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