Tue 20th Sep - Sat 1st Oct 2016
Glasgow Girls is a life-affirming, song-filled Scottish drama based on the true story of seven teenagers, whose lives change forever when their school friend and her asylum-seeking family are forcibly taken from their home to be deported. The young women are galvanised to take a stand and fight for the life of their friend, her family and, ultimately, for the rights of all children of asylum-seekers.
Please note that this production includes strobe lighting effects.
Winner - ‘Off West End’ Best new Musical Award 2013
Winner - Amnesty Freedom of Express Award 2016
'A cracking, punchy and political piece of theatre and so SO relevant for audiences today... If you like a bloomin’ good story, full of honesty, heart and passionately told, you should go and see this'
West End Wilma
'This rabble-rousingly liberal production captures hearts and minds'
'More relevant than ever.. a musical that matters... pulses with feeling and heart'
‘The most politically engaged and enraged British musical since Blood Brothers’
Mark Shenton, The Sunday Express
'An utter knockout... a smash-hit musical... timely and important and sensational'
British Theatre Guide
'Cora Bisstett’s production is chilling and effective... a great piece of drama'
'Refreshing, bold and fearless'
'The fluid, heartfelt production concludes with an enraptured response from an audience rising to their feet to salute that rare thing in musical theatre: an affecting, invigorating spectacle that packs a powerful socio-political punch. This is a drama that deserves to gain wider exposure.'
The Rip Tide
Age recommendation: 12+
Running time: 1 hour 55 minutes including an interval
Director Cora Bissett
Set Designer Jessica Brettle
Lighting Designer Lizzie Powell
Choreographer Natasha Gilmore
Composers Cora Bissett, Kielty Brothers, MC Soom T, Patricia Panther
Sound Designer Garry Boyle
Director & Arranger Hilary Brooks
Additional Arrangements (2016) Gavin Whitworth, Michael “Mikey J” Asante of Boy Blue Entertainment
Associate Choreographer Jade Adamson
Callum Cuthbertson Mr Girvan
Roanna Davidson Agnesa
Rebecca Donnelly Ewelina (Cover)
Sophia Lewis Roza
Terry Neason Noreen
Stephanie MacGregor Ewelina
Patricia Panther Ensemble/Composer
Shannon Swan Jennifer
Kara Swinney Emma
Aryana Ramkhalawon Amal
Laura Wilkie Fiddle
Sandro Ciancio Percussion
Ewan MacPherson Guitar/Mandolin
Rick Standley Bass
Audio-description: 1 Oct 2:30pm
Captioned: 30 Sep 7:30pm