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
Saturday 13 September, 2.30pm
Wednesday 10 September, 7.30pm
Sunday 14 September
There were 8 of us and we all found this show very crude and cringeworthy. Wouldn't recommend it.
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!
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.
Wednesday 10 September
Crude, unnecessary waste of time. Worst thing we've seen at HMT