Cuttin' A Rug opens at The King's
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 Sean Scanlan who appeared in the recent remake of Whisky Galore, and his off-stage partner 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