“Pit the kettle oan mither, this is braw news!” Scotland’s most famous family The Broons are going on tour in a new stage play written by Rob Drummond, starting in Perth and culminating at the Theatre Royal, Glasgow, in November.
The Glebe Street bunch have featured in the classic DC Thomson comic strips in The Sunday Post since 1936 and this production celebrates them on their 80th anniversary. Award-winning Scottish playwright Rob Drummond brings the infamous characters Granpaw, Paw and Maw Broon, Hen and Joe, Daphne, Maggie, Horace, the Twins and the Bairn to life 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 means that everyone recognises a little of themselves in these classic tales.
“We are thrilled to be honouring these much-loved characters and bringing them to life for a live theatre audience,” say production company the Sell A Door Theatre Company, which produced in excess of 50 productions since 2009.
Perth Concert Hall
27th September 2016 – Saturday 1st October 2016
Inverness Eden Court
3rd October 2016 – 5th October 2016
Adam Smith Theatre
6th October 2016 – 8th October 2016
13th October 2016 – 15th October 2016
18th October 2016 – 22nd October 2016
24th October 2016 – 26th October 2016
27th October 2016 – 29th October 2016
1st November 2016 – 5th November 2016
Glasgow Theatre Royal
7th November 2016 – 12th November 2016
• More information on the show: www.selladoor.com/productions/the-broons
The Broons copyright DC Thomson. Thanks to Jeremy Briggs for the news tip
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Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.