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Cuttin’ A Rug

Citizens Theatre

The second instalment of John Byrne’s much-loved Slab Boys trilogy.

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.

“I’m nineteen with a wardrobe full of clothes… I’ve got everything to live for!”

    Dates

  • 8 Feb 2017 to 4 Mar 2017
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    • 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

Main Theatre

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Running Time

TBC

Prices

£12.50 - £22.50
Preview £9.50
£2 online transaction fee applies
See Pricing for all prices and concessions inc. 50p tickets

50p tickets on sale 4 Feb 2017 at 10am

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


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

John Byrne Slab Boys print

John Byrne created original artwork for the Citizens Theatre’s 2015 production of his play The Slab Boys, one of the best-loved works in twentieth-century Scottish theatre.

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

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Cuttin’ A Rug: Adventures in Paisley

Cuttin' A Rug blog
the cast and creative team on a wee jaunt to Paisley Town Hall where the second instalment of John Byrne’s iconic Slab Boys trilogy is set - read all about it!

Deaf Theatre Club Night: Fri 24 Feb, 7.30pm

If you are deaf or hard of hearing, we want to make sure you can enjoy the best night out at the Citizens Theatre. Find out more about the Deaf Theatre Club.

Inside the rehearsal room

Thu 16 & Thu 23 Feb
4.30pm - 6.30pm
Show begins at 7.30pm
A workshop for Higher and Advanced Higher Drama students for £6.50 per student (teachers go free). This session for a maximum of 30 students will reveal the play’s key ideas and themes and look at character development and staging choices.

If you would like to talk through what might be suitable for your class or group, please contact Louise Brown, Education Officer.
To book, please contact our Box Office on 0141 429 0022

The Slab Boys 2015 production photos

Photos by Tim Morozzo

See what audiences thought of The Slab Boys