Scotland's favourite family The Broons come to the King's Theatre this November
The Broons, Scotland’s most famous fictional family, are coming to the Theatre Royal Glasgow from Monday 7 until Saturday 12 November 2016 in a world premiere stage adaptation by Rob Drummond.
The Glebe Street gang have featured in DC Thomson comic strips in the Sunday Post since 1936 and this production celebrates them in their 80th anniversary year. Award-winning Scottish playwright Rob Drummond brings the iconic characters Granpaw, Paw and Maw Broon, Hen and Joe, Daphne, Maggie, Horace, the Twins and the Bairn to life for a Scottish audience in a production filled with laughs, love and comic-strip visuals, all set to a Scottish soundtrack.
This world first theatrical staging draws inspiration from the famous comic strip to bring you a brand new lively and fast paced tale. Can Maggie really, finally be getting married?! Return to Glebe Street, the But an' Ben, and of course the Kirk to find out!
The marvellous artwork and well observed storylines of The Broons mean that everyone recognises a little of themselves in these classic tales and their much-loved characters, which will now be brought to life for a live theatre audience.
David Hutchinson, Artistic Director of Sell a Door Theatre Company said today: “We've been discussing bringing The Broons to the stage for a while, and have been waiting for the right playwright and timing. The Broons are more than just a cherished family, they are a national institution that have stood the test of time and have struck a chord with generation after generation inside and outside of Scotland. Rob Drummond's new stage play is going to be a theatrical experience to remember, paying homage to the decades of excellent comic writing - whilst also presenting a brand new theatrical chapter for this timeless Scottish family."
Rob Drummond is an award-winning playwright who has worked with some of the most prestigious theatres in the UK. His wide ranging work includes the CATS award winning Mr Write (National Theatre of Scotland), Rob Drummond: Wrestling (The Arches), the multi award winning Bullet Catch (The Arches) and Quiz Show (The Traverse), which won a CATS award for best new play in 2013. Rob is now writing new commissions for four of the UK’s top theatres, The Traverse, The National Theatre of Scotland, The Royal Court and the National Theatre of Great Britain.
The Broons is produced on stage by Sell a Door Theatre Company, who have previously toured critically acclaimed productions of Avenue Q, Sunset Song, The History Boys, American Idiot and Seussical the Musical.
Casting will be be announced soon.
Theatre Royal Glasgow
Mon 7 – Sat 12 Nov 2016
Mon – Sat eves 7.30pm
Thu & Sat mats 2.30pm
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