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.
Date Time Information
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
Guide Dogs welcome
“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 ★★★★
“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.
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!
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
Director - Caroline Paterson
Designer - Kenny Miller
Lighting Designer - Grant Anderson
Movement Director - EJ Boyle
Assistant Director - Izzie Milne Turner
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