Cuttin’ A Rug opens at The King’s

Cuttin' A Rug at The King's
Cuttin' A Rug at The King's
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THE Slab Boys are back! Now considered one of Scotland’s modern classics, the second instalment of the much-loved Slab Boys trilogy, Cuttin’ A Rug, comes to the King’s Theatre this week.

Capturing the mood of a post-war generation, John Byrne’s funny and poignant text paints a vivid picture of the tough, rebellious, working-class culture of 1950s industrial Scotland.

Following the 2015 production of The Slab Boys, brothers Ryan and Scott Fletcher join forces once again to take audiences a few hours on from when we left the boys in the slab room.

It’s not the first time the pair have worked together, having appeared in River City and Gary: Tank Commander.

Keeping a close eye on the brothers in his role as gaffer, Willie Rennie is actor Lawrie Ventry who is joined by Barbara Rafferty, best known for the role of Ella Cotter in Rab C Nesbitt.

They are joined by Anne Lacey, Helen Mallon, Louise McCarthy, Mark Barrett and Paul James Corrigan of River City fame.

Director Caroline Paterson says, “I was 17 when I was first introduced to the Slab Boys plays, the same age as the characters.

“It was the first time I had seen a play that represented me, and I completely identified with them and their sense of humour.

“The plays are very close to my heart and inspired me to become an actor.

“They are Scotland’s treasure and I look forward to seeing the next generation of teenagers enjoying these plays.”

Cuttin’ A Rug, King’s Theatre, Leven Street, tomorrow-Saturday, 7.30pm (matinees 2.30pm), £17-£30.50, 0131-529 6000