Divided City in South Lanarkshire

Divided City in South Lanarkshire

This version starring a cast of students from South Lanarkshire’s state schools, will feature a nine piece professional band and be accompanied by learning materials and workshops looking at the issues raised in the story of the play.Set against a backdrop of the Orange marching season, Graham and Joe are drawn into a secret pact to help a young asylum seeker and his Glaswegian girlfriend when all they really want to do is play football for Glasgow City. Can friendship pull them through?A gripping tale about two boys, one Celtic fan, one Rangers fan, who must find their own answers in a divided world.“crackingly fine musical staging…with the energy of whole-hearted team spirit” The Herald

Wheelchair Access
Guide Dogs welcome

Recommended for 9+

There will be additional daytime performances from 6-8 February for schools only.

PRESS - from Glasgow performances

“a truly uplifting combination of gritty reality and youthful optimism…the finest show around this week was the Citizens Theatre and Glasgow City Council’s powerful two-act musical Divided City”.
The Scotsman

“a show that radiates a fierce teenager energy, as if someone had taken the mouthy charm of an episode of The Inbetweeners, and given if it a sharp, passionate injection of moral purpose, and sheer Glaswegian love of place”.
The Scotsman

“superbly choreographed by directors Guy Hollands and Elly Goodman, to a score by Claire Mackenzie that produces some breathtaking set-pieces”
The Scotsman

  • Cast & Creative Team
    Director - Elly Goodman with Guy Hollands and Neil Packham Designer - Ailsa J Rendell Lighting Designer - Gerald McDermott