MORTON legend Andy Ritchie will briefly take centre stage in a new play celebrating the history of the club.

The ‘King of Cappielow’ makes a cameo appearance in ‘Mon Eh Ton!’, which starts a three night run at the Beacon Arts Centre this week.

The comedy drama, which runs from Thursday to Saturday, celebrates Morton through the decades, from the club’s formation in 1874 to the present day.

Organisers have announced that Andy, one of the club’s greatest ever players, will star on stage alongside local actor and Ton season ticket holder Kevin Murphy.

Andy said: “I’m really looking forward to being in the show, and catching up with the Morton fans.

“It should be a cracking few days, with loads of laughs and singalongs.”

Andy also features in a video which is part of a free exhibition accompanying the production.

Gourock playwright David Carswell, from GIP Theatre Company, has written and is directing the show and he is delighted to have signed a Cappielow great.

David said: “I’m thrilled to announce that Morton legend Andy Ritchie will be making a cameo appearance in the upcoming production of ‘Mon Eh Ton!’.

“We want the fans to come along and join in the songs, but there’s also plenty of humour in there for non-football fans.”
The exhibition is in the Beacon and runs from Wednesday to Saturday.

There will be lots of historical artefacts for fans to see, including rare memorabilia from iconic Morton and Scotland goalkeeper the late Jimmy Cowan.

The Tele also has a role in the exhibition —with a huge reproduction of the paper’s coverage of the club’s finest hour — the 1922 Scottish Cup victory over Rangers at Hampden.

A special film has been made featuring old match footage and new interviews with Morton legends and the exhibition is free of charge.

For tickets to see the show visit or call the box office on 723723.