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Whatever Happened to the Jaggy Nettles?

Citizens Theatre WAC Ensemble
Whatever Happened to the Jaggy Nettles?


"We're a punk band. A politically motivated Marxist punk band that want tae bring doun the rich by any means necessary!"

It’s 1978. Unemployment and violence darken every Glasgow close, Scotland have been knocked out of the World Cup, Grease is at the top of the charts and seminal Scottish punk band The Jaggy Nettles are imploding.

Whatever Happened to the Jaggy Nettles? is performed by the Citizens Theatre’s WAC Ensemble, Scotland’s first care experienced theatre company. The company aged 18 – 26 have been working with the Citizens Theatre to create this riotous and rowdy new play written by Martin Travers and directed by Guy Hollands, with brand new punk-inspired songs performed live on stage.

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"Being care experienced doesn’t really matter here. It’s not what the focus is on. It’s about the theatre." WAC Ensemble member Chloe

The WAC Ensemble journey so far

Punk is Dead! Long Live Punk!

Whatever Happened to The Jaggy Nettles? Audience reactions

    12 Feb7.30pm
    13 Feb7.30pm
    14 Feb7.30pm
    15 Feb7.30pm
  • Cast & Creative Team


    Genna Allan
    Rosie Graham
    Shannon Lynch
    Cameron Macleod
    Andrew Marley
    Kieran McKenzie
    Allan Othieno
    Chloe Wyper


    Writer Martin Travers
    Director Guy Hollands
    Set Designer Neil Haynes
    Costume Designer Elaine Coyle
    Lighting Designer Stuart Jenkins
    Composer / Sound Designer Michael John McCarthy
    Associate Composer/ Sound Designer Simon Liddell
    Ensemble Manager Carly McCaig
    Acting Mentor Martin Docherty
    Acting Mentor Helen McAlpine


"(The cast) capture the heart and soul spirit of friendship, fights and fleeting moments of unity that helped define a generation’s rites of passage"
- The Herald

"The Jaggy Nettles roar out their defiant determination that whatever the future holds, they will implode in style, and with an unforgettable banshee yell."
- The Scotsman

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