Shang A Lang 2013
Shang-a-Lang (2013 Tour)
Rapture Theatre, in association with South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture present Shang-a-Lang.
A feel good play which takes a step back in time to the days of the Bay City Rollers, memorable fashion and unforgettable music.
Written by Catherine Johnson (writer of the hit musical Mamma Mia!), Shang-a-Lang follows three forty-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.
The three heroines are sex mad and gallus Lauren (played by River City star Julie Duncanson), dissatisfied and scunnered Jackie (played by TV and film actress Val Gogan (Hamish MacBeth)) and sad-sack and slightly desperate Pauline (played by Rapture’s own Lyn McAndrew).
Vince and Carl, the two 'rockers' the heroines encounter on their journey, are played by the star of new series Shetland and Rapture’s acclaimed production of The Sash, Stewart Porter who appears alongside BAFTA winning actor and star of Sea of Souls and Rab C Nesbitt, Iain Robertson.
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 a Glaswegian Shameless.