The Sash

By Hector MacMillan

Directed By Michael Emans

Tour Dates

April -
June 2013

Scotland’s leading contemporary touring theatre company present the 40th anniversary production of Hector MacMillan’s classic Scottish dark political play about prejudice, sectarianism and ideals

Taking place on the day of the Orange Walk, Bill MacWilliam is determined that his son, Cameron, will join him on the walk. However, prompted by his mother’s recent death, Cameron has started to question his father’s beliefs. Then throw in the arrival of the staunch Irish catholic spinster from downstairs with her pregnant niece. Father is pitted against son and niece against aunt, as old prejudices are questioned and new ideals sought.

First performed in 1973, this political comedy still resonates strongly in a Scotland where sectarian chants are heard on football terraces and nail bombs are being sent through the post.

A mix of hard edged Glasgow humour and thought-provoking drama to guarantee a great night out.

Education Activities for Schools/Groups
Drama based workshops based around both the themes and ideas in the play and on general theatre and stagecraft are also available.

The tour of The Sash is supported by education activities for schools and groups provided in conjunction with The Scottish Government, Sense over Sectarianism and the Robertson Trust.

Cast & Creatives

Stewart Porter


Jane McCarry


Michele Gallagher


Colin Little


Ashley Smith


Michael Emans


Show Information

Running Time
2 hours
Age Recommendation
Suitable for 14+ years


The Sash - Programme

Read a digital copy of the show programme

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