Shang-a-lang Drama


  • Start date

    Tuesday 09 September 2014

  • End date

    Saturday 13 September 2014

  • venue

    His Majesty's Theatre

  • time

    Tue - Sat 7.30pm | Thu 2pm | Sat 2.30pm

  • age


  • price

    ★£25.50 - £16 inc. bf | Premium seats £30.50 - £28.50 inc. bf

  • genre


Rapture Theatre Company


Running time 1 hour 50 minutes

A wonderfully funny and poignant trip back to the 70s written by Catherine Johnson - directed by Michael Emans

Rapture Theatre take its feel-good gem of a play – to the Granite City

Take a step back in time to the days of the Bay City Rollers, with memorable fashion and unforgettable music.

Written by Catherine Johnson (writer of the hit musical Mamma Mia!), Shang-a-Lang followsthree 40-something Scottish women on their way to a 70s revival weekend in Butlins, where the Bay City Rollers are playing. They were all Rollerettes back in the day and decide it is time to recapture their youth, chase their unfulfilled dreams and have a ball while they do it.

Shang-a-Lang follows the girls on their journey down the tartan trousered memory lane of the 70s as they search for love, the meaning of life and Woody. All this while Lauren tries to stay sober, Jackie tries to stay married and Pauline continues to search for her Woody.

Shang-a-Lang is the perfect girls' night out laced with laughs, tears and a fabulous soundtrack - a cross between a Scottish Shirley Valentine and Shameless.

Please note that “Shang a Lang “ is a play, not a musical
Please also note: In the comedic style of the play, the show contains strong language, scenes of a sexual nature and nudity

'Barnstorming' The Scotsman

'Did the audience like it???---They loved it' The Public Reviews


Audio Described
Saturday 13 September, 2.30pm

Wednesday 10 September, 7.30pm

Latest Reviews

Alison Smith

Sunday 14 September

There were 8 of us and we all found this show very crude and cringeworthy. Wouldn't recommend it.


Brian Spence

Friday 12 September

This is a funny and energetic play that yes, is rude and not for the faint hearted, but also reflects true life. The actors look and feel real and have a flair for comedy in a tragi-tale of life, love and lust. If you enjoy Scottish humour in the raw, this is for you; I certainly did!


Michael Emans

Friday 12 September

Please see Evening Express review and talk to the audience on Tuesday and Thursday that gave the show a standing ovation for a more representative reaction to the show.


Graham Burnett

Wednesday 10 September

Crude, unnecessary waste of time. Worst thing we've seen at HMT


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