Opens: 31/10/2012 Closes: 17/11/2012 Citizens Theatre, GlasgowLondon Road proved there's no place musicals can't go – this is also based on current events (the asylum system) and comes from Cora Bissett, who was behind the Olivier-winning exploration of sex trafficking, Roadkill. It's set in a high school, and is in musical form, but you can forget that line of thought, as a group of students fight to protect their friends from deportation. For more information visit: http://www.nationaltheatrescotland.com/content/default.asp?page=home_GlasgowGirls Buy: https://uk.patronbase.com/_Citz/Productions/GRLS/Performances Watch:
Scotsman“A jagged mix of exuberance, brilliance and questioning scepticism...” Plays up to many of Glasgow’s favourite dreams about itself; but is nonetheless the kind of explosion of great popular theatre that every city and every nation needs, from time to time – to remind it of what it is and what it might become...
Guardian“Driven by righteous adolescent anger...” "We are moved by the truth of the real-life story, the thrill of political engagement and, in a production conceived and directed by Cora Bissett, who also contributes several songs, the infectious girl-power feistiness of her young company..."
Whatsonstage.com“A highly-emotive piece which educates as it enthrals...” The true drama of the piece lies in the shadowy voids where these two world overlap. This idea is beautifully realised in the music and lyrics of its both catchy and at times heartfelt score...
The Telegraph“A significant milestone in Scottish musical theatre...” If Aidan Burley MP thought Danny Boyle’s Olympic opening ceremony was “multicultural crap”, one can only imagine what he would make of Bissett’s show...
The Stage“There is an unevenness throughout...” There is much to shout about as the musical seeks to tell one of Scotland’s modern stories in a modern way. Bizarrely, the production seems to pull away from doing so as it protests and moans about its own use of a musical format...
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