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.

Monday, 6th March 2017, 11:14 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:13 am
Cuttin' A Rug at The King's

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.

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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