Bargain hunting musical fans should make their way to the Citizens Theatre in Glasgow on Saturday 15 February to pick up a 50p ticket for the return of the hit Scottish musical Glasgow Girls. Running from 20 February – 8 March 2014, Glasgow Girls is the first event of Culture 2014, part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme.
100 tickets across 10 performances will go on sale at 10am on Saturday 15 February. The only way to secure these rock-bottom priced tickets is in person at the theatre, with tickets limited to two per person. 50p tickets for Glasgow Girls are only available on the morning of the sale and must be paid for in cash.
Based on true events which took place in 2005, Glasgow Girls is an empowering story of seven teenage girls who took on the Scottish Government when their friend and her family were detained and faced deportation, igniting a hugely vocal and powerful campaign which captured the imagination of the media. This musical based on their story received its world premiere at the Citizens Theatre in 2012.
With original songs from the diverse talents of the musical creative team which includes electronic grime from Patricia Panther, reggae-dub from Scots-Asian Rapper Sumati Bhardwaj (MC Soom T) and folk/rock from Cora Bissett and the Kielty Brothers, their inspirational story is brought to life with energy, humour and a huge beating heart.
Cora Bissett says “I am delighted that Glasgow Girls is coming back to the Citizens Theatre and the city it originated from, especially during such an important year, when Glasgow is hosting the Commonwealth Games. It feels incredibly fitting and timely to remount this show which celebrates the diversity of people, and the brave and passionate community spirit which characterises Glasgow in the 21st century, during a year which seeks to showcase and celebrate the culture of Scotland.”