Glasgow Girls

Glasgow Girls

A smash hit during its previous run in 2012, Glasgow Girls is back at the Citizens Theatre for a limited run in February/March 2014. Based on a true story, Glasgow Girls is a modern Scottish musical about a group of seven teenage girls whose lives are changed forever when they arrive at school one day to be told that their friend - and her asylum seeking family - have been forcibly taken from their home to be deported. These feisty young women are galvanised to take a stand and to fight for their friend and for the rights of all children of asylum-seekers in Scotland. They take on the Scottish Government and the Home Office and succeed where adults and politicians failed, becoming one of the most vocal and powerful asylum campaigns to capture the imagination of the media and to inspire a community to unite behind its residents; Glasgow Girls is not just a life-affirming musical, it is their story.


Glasgow Girls is part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme. The Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme is a national celebration. Culture 2014 will showcase dance, theatre, music, visual arts, comedy and much more in the run up to and after the Commonwealth Games, with Festival 2014 transforming the Host City at Games time. The Cultural Programme is a partnership between the Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee, Glasgow Life and Creative Scotland.

Dates
  • 20 Feb 2014 @ 7:30 PM
  • 21 Feb 2014 @ 7:30 PM
  • 22 Feb 2014 @ 7:30 PM
  • 25 Feb 2014 @ 7:30 PM
  • 26 Feb 2014 @ 10:30 AM
  • 26 Feb 2014 @ 7:30 PM
  • 27 Feb 2014 @ 7:30 PM
  • 28 Feb 2014 @ 7:30 PM
  • 1 Mar 2014 @ 2:30 PM
  • 1 Mar 2014 @ 7:30 PM
  • 4 Mar 2014 @ 7:30 PM + Post Show Talk
  • 5 Mar 2014 @ 10:30 PM
  • 5 Mar 2014 @ 7:30 PM
  • 6 Mar 2014 @ 7:30 PM
  • 7 Mar 2014 @ 7:30 PM
  • 8 Mar 2014 @ 2:30 PM
  • 8 Mar 2014 @ 7:30 PM

  • Previews 20 Feb
    Audio Described Wed 26 Feb, 7:30pm
    Signed Fri 7 Mar, 7:30pm (Interpreters - Yvonne Strain / Catherine King)
    Captioned Sat 1 Mar, 2:30pm
    Post-Show Talk Tue 4 Mar, 2:30pm
    Wheelchair Access
    Guide Dogs welcome
    Induction Loop





    Recommended for 12+

    Photo by Drew Farrell

    REVIEWS 2014

    “Genuinely moving and inspiring. Utterly unmissable.”
    The Public Reviews

    “The Girls just bounce out of their skins with a barn-storming hope and determination”
    The Herald

    PRESS

    “Musicals are the most complete form of theatre”
    Glasgow Girls writer David Greig in the Daily Record

    “It’s about young people, wherever they are, realising that they can have an effect on the world they live in”
    Cora Bissett speaking to STV online

    “They started crying, we started crying…it was tears of happiness and from being overwhelmed”
    Real-life Glasgow Girl Amal in the Evening Times on meeting the actress who plays her

    “I love the spirit it’s been made in. It’s made with a lot of love and passion.”
    Director Cora Bissett in the Sunday Mail

    PRESS REVIEWS (2012)

    ‘Glasgow Girls fizzes with sisters-doing-it-for-themselves energy’
    The Guardian

    ‘The emotional impact of the show…is undeniable.’
    The Herald ★★★★

    ‘The kind of explosion of great popular theatre that every city and every nation needs, from time to time, to remind it of what it is, and what it might become.’
    The Scotsman ★★★★

    ‘There can be little doubt that Bissett and co have created a significant milestone in Scottish musical theatre.’
    The Telegraph ★★★★

    WhatsOnStage.com ★★★★

    “Staged and performed with an integrity that makes it the most politically engaged and enraged British musical since Blood Brothers, but it is even more raw and heartbreaking because it is entirely true.”
    Sunday Express ★★★★★

    ‘Awe inspiring’
    Time Out ★★★★

    ‘True raw power’
    Metro ★★★★

    ★★★★ Evening Standard

    • Cast & Creative Team
      National Theatre of Scotland, Theatre Royal Stratford East,Citizens Theatre Richard Jordan Productions Ltd and Pachamama Productions In association with Merrigong Theatre Company (Australia) Conceived for the stage and directed by Cora Bissett Book by David Greig Music and Lyrics by Cora Bissett, Sumati Bhardwaj (Soom T), Patricia Panther and the Kielty Brothers Musical Direction & Arrangements by Hilary Brooks Associate Musical Direction by Jon Beales Set Design by Merle Hensel Lighting Design by Lizzie Powell Sound Design by Fergus O’Hare Choreography by Natasha Gilmore Cast includes: Callum Cuthbertson, Roanna Davidson, Karen Fishwick, Myra McFadyen, Stephanie McGregor, Joanne McGuinness, Amaka Okafor, Patricia Panther and Juliana Yazbeck. Musicians: John Beales, Sandro Ciancio, Ewan MacPherson and Rick Standley
    Running Time: 2hrs 15mins (including interval)

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