Kill Johnny Glendenning

Kill Johnny Glendenning

“You died as you lived - an extra in a second rate James Cagney picture being recreated by halfwits and junkies.”Andrew MacPherson has many legitimate business interests: a security firm, taxis, a couple of Renfrewshire bus routes, several pubs and even a secret shareholding in Rangers. Johnny “the bastard” Glendenning is the self styled Tony Blair of Ulster loyalist gunmen. In a farmhouse far out in the wilds of Ayrshire they are on a collision course. Stuck in between them are a farmer, his mother, two thugs, a sleazy tabloid hack and some pigs with a taste for human flesh.Recently writing for Channel 4’s Fresh Meat, Scottish playwright DC Jackson’s previous work for theatre includes My Romantic History, (Scotsman Fringe First Award 2010), and the trilogy of The Wall, The Ducky and The Chooky Brae.A co-production between Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh and Citizens Theatre

  • Wed 22 Oct 2014 @ 7.30PM
  • Thu 23 Oct 2014 @ 7.30PM
  • Fri 24 Oct 2014 @ 7.30PM
  • Sat 25 Oct 2014 @ 7.30PM
  • Tue 28 Oct 2014 @ 7.30PM
  • Wed 29 Oct 2014 @ 7.30PM
  • Thu 30 Oct 2014 @ 7.30PM
  • Fri 31 Oct 2014 @ 7.30PM
  • Sat 1 Nov 2014 @ 2.30PM
  • Sat 1 Nov 2014 @ 7.30PM
  • Tue 4 Nov 2014 @ 7.30PM
  • Wed 5 Nov 2014 @ 7.30PM
  • Thu 6 Nov 2014 @ 7.30PM
  • Fri 7 Nov 2014 @ 7.30PM
  • Sat 8 Nov 2014 @ 7.30PM

  • Recommended for 14+
    Strong language and scenes of violence.

    Preview 22 Oct
    Audio Described 30 Oct
    Signed 31 Oct (BSL Interpreters - Yvonne Strain / Catherine King)
    Captioned 1 Nov, 2.30pm
    Post Show Talk 28 Oct

    Wheelchair Access
    Guide Dogs welcome
    Induction Loop


    “fast and furious piece of comic myth-making to die for.”
    The Herald ★★★★

    “outstanding…bleakly hilarious”
    Sunday Herald

    “delivers a searing Scottish gangster drama for our times.”
    The Scotsman ★★★★

    “an ironic romp that infects gangster comedy with Glaswegian themes”
    The List ★★★★

    “Kill Johnny Glendenning is incredibly, laugh-out-loud funny…but it also intelligently reflects our celebrity-fixated times
    Broadway Baby

    “an exhilarating stand-off that veers between smart, sassy humour and abrupt violence”
    The Times

    “DC Jackson has opened a seam of dark humour in the surreal inventive style of Quentin Tarantino”
    Edinburgh Guide

    “Slickly amoral Glasgow gangster comedy bloodbath”
    The Stage reviews Kill Johnny Glendenning

    “Vigorous and energetic… has a crazy, headlong momentum”
    All Edinburgh Theatre

    “mix of fresh faces and old hands and really great performances that keep you gripped the whole way through”
    British Theatre Guide


    “I said I’d love to play a psychopathic loyalist gunman,” Ireland remembers, “because it seemed that I only ever got to play losers.”
    Neil Cooper Speaks to David Ireland about playing the title role in Kill Johnny Glendenning The Herald

    ”...there is a point in storytelling at which you become the thing you want to satirise. Hopefully I’ve stayed on the right side of that.” David Pollock speaks to DC Jackson about writing Kill Johnny Glendenning. The List

    • Cast & Creative Team
      CREATIVE TEAM Written by DC Jackson Director Mark Thomson Designer Michael Taylor Lighting Design Tim MascallCAST Philip Cairns Kern Falconer David Ireland Steven McNicoll Paul Samson Joanne Thomson Josh Whitelaw
    Running Time: 2hr 10min