An immersive show inspired by the Wimbledon Championships will take place in London this month, featuring a live stage show that recreates some of the tournament’s most iconic moments.
Wimbledon Rematch 1980 is the first public event the All England Lawn Tennis Club has ever hosted outside the annual tennis championships, and will take place at the new Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre ahead of this year’s tournament on June 28, 29 and 30.
It is a collaboration with event producers Rematch and promises to blend sport, theatre and cinema.
The immersive event will include a mix of film, live performance and projection to take audiences through the stages of the tournament as it played out from start to finish in 1980, featuring a live stage show inspired by the Grand Slam and will recreate John McEnroe and Björn Borg’s iconic 1980 finals match.
It will also include themed food and drink, with audiences moving through scenes where they will meet roving TV reporters, players and paparazzi.
Mick Desmond, commercial and media director for AELTC, said: “We’re immensely proud and excited to be leading the way for sport with this innovative project, where guests can experience the cherished nostalgia of the 80s and Wimbledon’s place within that epic summer in a way never before imagined.
“Not only do we hope to provide something for die-hard fans who were there at the time, we hope to engage a new generation of event-goers in the magic of the Wimbledon experience.”