Glasgow Girls

Tue 14 Feb to Sat 18 Feb 2017

PLAYHOUSE

£30 - £10

Cora Bissett and David Greig’s life-affirming, song-filled drama based on the true story of seven feisty 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 and, ultimately, for the rights of all children of asylum-seekers.

The real Glasgow Girls’ story became one of the most powerful asylum campaigns in recent history - challenging the government, capturing the imagination of the media and inspiring a whole community to unite behind its residents.

Glasgow Girls is a potent political drama, but uses uplifting songs, music, dance and humour to tell the girls’ tale. Its universal appeal and ecstatic audience response ensured it was a massive hit at Edinburgh Fringe 2016, where it sold more tickets than any other show in the festival.

Presented by Pachamama
Produced by Pomegranate Projects
Originally co-produced by National Theatre of Scotland, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Citizens Theatre and Richard Jordan Productions

Company

Conceived for the stage by Cora Bissett

Directed by Cora Bissett

Book by David Greig

Reviews

Glasgow Girls

★★★★★
"The most politically engaged and enraged British musical since Blood Brothers"

Express

Glasgow Girls

★★★★
“Awe inspiring”

Time Out

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