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The King’s Theatre will be the talk of The Steamie with the 25th Anniversary Gala performance, and an extended run!


It’s Hogmanay in a Glasgow wash house, and the girls need to get their washing done before the bells.  Join Dolly, Magrit, Doreen and Mrs Culfeathers as they laugh and cry their way through the last day of the year – with a little help from the not so handy Andy.

After having The Steamie rejected by virtually every theatre company in Scotland Tony Roper’s play was then taken up by Elaine C Smith and Wildcat Stage Productions and it was first performed at Jordanhill College in Glasgow on 1 May 1987.  It has gone on to become one of the most popular Scottish plays and was filmed for Channel 4 for New Year’s Eve in 1988.  Directed by Alex Norton the original cast were Elaine C Smith (Dolly), Dorothy Paul (Magrit), Ida Schuster (Mrs Culfeathers), Katy Murphy (Doreen) and Ray Jeffries (Andy).

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of one of Scotland’s more loved plays, The Steamie author Tony Roper directs a Scottish tour which started on 21 March.  This new touring production features live music composed by David Anderson with design by Kenny Miller. To mark the actual silver jubilee of the show’s first performance the King’s Theatre will be hosting a Gala evening on 1st May.

Roper says “In my late forties I sat down with a biro and a jotter and wrote my first ever play.  25 years have since passed and The Steamie is still there, giving laughter and tears and touching that intangible something in an audience that has made it a favourite night out. My gratitude to all the actors, designers, directors and audiences over that quarter century who have made it happen. I am looking forward immensely to working with the marvellous and talented team in this production who will take it forward into the next 25 years.”

The Steamie will also run for an extra week at the King’s to accommodate demand, returning to Glasgow from 22nd – 26th May.

PERFORMANCES 
Mon 30 Apr – Sat 5 May
Mon – Sat eves 7.30pm
Wed, Thu & Sat  mats 2.30pm

Tue 22 – Sat 26 May
Tue – Sat eves  7.30pm
Sat mat 2.30pm

Tickets: £11 - £27
Box Office 0844 871 7648 (Bkg fee)

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