The Monster in the Hall
Duck Macatarsney cares for her biker dad whose MS is getting increasingly bad. Her Dad - Duke - is a spliff smoking (for medicinal reasons you understand), bike riding, heavy metal loving, horror movie loving, pizza eating widower who's brought up Duck since the death of her Mother in a crash. The two of them are just about surviving when one morning the Duke wakes up blind and the Duck hears that the Social Services are coming to take her away. The Monster in the Hall follows Duck as she tries to protect her world from the terrifying prospect of change. A low budget indie comedy musical about a girl on the verge of a nervous breakdown played out by four actors and a big fat motorbike which goes vrrooommm. A new play from the same team that created the smash hit Yellow Moon (Best Show for Children and Young People TMA Awards 2007). Cast includes David Carlyle, Beth Marshall, Keith Macpherson and Gemma McElhinney.
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Recommended for 14+
“A brilliant ensemble…warm and touching”
The Times ★★★★
“It took about 4 minutes to win over the audience of young teenagers”
The Times ★★★★
“no ordinary 75 minutes…David Greig’s latest play for young people is a wildly imaginative, multi-dimensional musical farce combining motorbikes and multiple sclerosis, sixties girl groups and social services, fairy tales and fantasy roleplay.”
“beautifully observed, cleverly constructed and very enjoyable.”
“Guy Hollands’ TAG theatre production, is brilliantly realised in bare-bones narrative style by Gemma McElhinney, David Carlyle, Beth Marshall and Keith Macpherson, working at high velocity and accompanying each other with amplified sound effects. They are a tightly drilled ensemble, passionate, playful and yet serious, gripping us one minute, cracking us up the next, before melting our hearts”
The Guardian ★★★★
Cast & Creative Team
ON TOURThis show will tour schools and the following public venues: EASTWOOD PARK THEATRE 4 October | 1.30pm & 7.30pm | 0141 577 4970 | web REIDVALE CENTRE, DENNISTOUN 7 October | 4.30pm | 0141 554 5315 POLLOK COMMUNITY CENTRE 8 October | 7pm | 0141 882 5869 HAMILTON TOWN HOUSE 14 October | 7.30pm | 01698 452299 SANQUHAR TOWN HALL 15 October | 7.30pm | 01659 58246 RUTHERGLEN TOWN HALL 18 October | 1.30pm | 0141 613 5700 DRUMCHAPEL COMMUNITY CENTRE 20 October | 7pm | 0141 276 0560 RUCHILL COMMUNITY CENTRE 21 October | 7pm | 0141 946 8161 CUMBERNAULD THEATRE 22 October | 10am & 7.45pm | 01236 732887 | web CASTLEMILK COMMUNITY CENTRE 28 October | 7pm | 0141 634 2233 BELLSHILL CULTURAL CENTRE 29 October | 1pm & 7.30pm | 01698 403120 IETM With thanks to the Federation of Scottish Theatre for their support of Assistant Director, Howie Reeve through a Creative Assistant Bursary.