Cuttin’ A Rug

Cuttin’ A Rug

Strutting adolescent double act Phil and Spanky have broken free of the confines of the A. F. Stobo & Co. Carpet Factory in Paisley and are off to the annual staff dance. Phil may have lost his job and been rejected by the Art School, but he can still dream of a life beyond the slab room.

John Byrne's funny and poignant Slab Boys trilogy paints a vivid picture of the tough, rebellious, working-class culture of 1950s industrial Scotland. Following the hugely-popular production of The Slab Boys in 2015, the Citizens Theatre presents the next instalment in the era-defining trilogy in a new production directed by Caroline Paterson.

The production tours to the King's Theatre Edinburgh from 7 - 11 March. For more information visit the King's website.

Dates
  • 8 Feb 2017 @ 7.30pm
  • 9 Feb 2017 @ 7.30pm
  • 10 Feb 2017 @ 7.30pm
  • 11 Feb 2017 @ 7.30pm
  • 14 Feb 2017 @ 7.30pm
  • 15 Feb 2017 @ 7.30pm
  • 16 Feb 2017 @ 7.30pm
  • 17 Feb 2017 @ 7.30pm
  • 18 Feb 2017 @ 2.30pm
  • 18 Feb 2017 @ 7.30pm
  • 21 Feb 2017 @ 7.30pm
  • 22 Feb 2017 @ 7.30pm
  • 23 Feb 2017 @ 7.30pm
  • 24 Feb 2017 @ 7.30pm
  • 25 Feb 2017 @ 2.30pm

  • 25 Feb 2017 @ 7.30pm
  • 28 Feb 2017 @ 7.30pm
  • 1 Mar 2017 @ 1.30pm
  • 2 Mar 2017 @ 7.30pm
  • 2 Mar 2017 @ 7.30pm
  • 3 Mar 2017 @ 7.30pm
  • 4 Mar 2017 @ 2.30pm
  • 4 Mar 2017 @ 7.30pm

  • Recommended for 12+
    Some strong language

    Previews 8 & 9 Feb
    BSL Signed 24 Feb
    Captioned 25 Feb, 2.30pm
    Audio Described 25 Feb, 2.30pm
    Wheelchair Access
    Guide Dogs welcome
    Induction Loop

    PRESS

    “Byrne’s observational comedy comes up smiling bright in this revival”
    The Herald, Mary Brennan ★★★★

    “a wonderful baroque pattern of jest and allusion, longing, bathos and hilarity”
    The Scotsman, Joyce McMillan ★★★★

    “every bit as funny and poignant as episode one”
    The Times, Allan Radcliffe ★★★★

    “unmissable”
    Attitude ★★★★★

    “A highly recommended riotous romp with laughs abounding this peek into a bygone era will warm the cockles of your heart”
    The Mumble ★★★★

    “the Citizens team manages to blow up a storm in their new production of Cuttin’ a Rug”
    Reviews Hub ★★★★

    Slab Boys & Cuttin’ A Rug prints signed by John Byrne

    John Byrne created original artwork for the Citizens Theatre’s 2015 production of his play The Slab Boys, and 2017 production of Cuttin’ A Rug.

    In support of our Theatre Redevelopment Campaign we are thrilled to be able to offer limited edition reproduction prints, personally signed by the artist and screenwriter.

    Cuttin’ A Rug and Slab Boys poster combo

    Buy both Cuttin’ A Rug and Slab Boys souvenir A2 posters for £17. Sold separately at £10 each.

    Both posters are unframed 420x594mm.The Cuttin’ A Rug poster is on 190gsm stock and The Slab Boys poster is on 180gsm stock. If postage is selected, posters can be posted together, and you’ll only be charged one postage fee - saving even more money!

    The Slab Boys Trilogy

    Spanning the 1950’s to the 1970’s, the plays- The Slab Boys, Cuttin’ A Rug and Still Life, capture the rebellious mood of a post-war generation growing up to a backdrop of James Dean, Elvis, sharp-suited glamour, hope and despair.
    By John Byrne.
    RRP £10.99 - available for collection at the Citz for £9.

    • Cast & Creative Team
      Creative Team

      Director - Caroline Paterson
      Designer - Kenny Miller
      Lighting Designer - Grant Anderson
      Movement Director - EJ Boyle
      Assistant Director - Izzie Milne Turner

      Cast

      Mark Barrett - Terry
      Paul-James Corrigan - Spanky
      Ryan Fletcher - Phil
      Scott Fletcher - Hector
      Anne Lacey - Mrs Walkinshaw
      Helen Mallon - Lucille
      Louise McCarthy - Bernadette
      Shaun Miller - Alan
      Barbara Rafferty - Sadie
      Laurie Ventry - Willie Curry

    Running Time: 2h 10min approx with interval
    --Not Applicable --

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