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Cuttin’ a Rug – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

ryan fletcher in john byrne's cuttin a rug citizens theatre

Writer:  John Byrne Director: Caroline Paterson Reviewer:  R G Balgray Successful sequels are difficult to achieve and when you look at any trilogy, the “middle” piece can often seem like the runt of the litter. That said, the Citizens team manages to blow up a storm in their new production of Cuttin' a Rug, the second of John Byrne’s Slab ...

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The Slab Boys – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: John Byrne Director: David Hayman Reviewer: R. G. Balgray It must be difficult dealing with a classic of Scottish theatre: there are so few of them, in the first place, and this must play havoc with audience expectations. The temptation not to tamper must be huge. And with something like The Slab Boys, there’s the added factor – few ...

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The Slab Boys – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: John Byrne Director: David Hayman Designer: John Byrne Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys There will be few productions in Scotland this year that will be met with more anticipation than the Citizens Theatre revival of John Byrne's seminal work The Slab Boys. 37 years on from its debut at the Traverse in Edinburgh, original director David Hayman and creator John Byrne ...

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