GLASGOW GIRLS - Inspired by a true story
Conceived for the stage and directed by Cora Bissett
Book by David Greig
Music and Lyrics by Cora Bissett, Sumati Bhardwaj (Soom T), Patricia Panther and the Kielty Brothers
Musical Direction & Arrangements by Hilary Brooks
Associate Musical Direction by Jon Beales
Set Design by Merle Hensel
Lighting Design by Lizzie Powell
Sound Design by Fergus O’Hare
Choreography by Natasha Gilmore
Cast includes: Callum Cuthbertson, Roanna Davidson, Karen Fishwick, Myra McFadyen, Stephanie McGregor, Joanne McGuinness, Amaka Okafor, Patricia Panther and Juliana Yazbeck.
Musicians: Sandro Ciancio, Ewan MacPherson and Rick Standley
Seven teenagers with a cause that captured the imagination of a country
A modern, Scottish musical that was a smash hit during its previous run in 2012; Glasgow Girls is back at the Citizens Theatre for a limited run in February /March 2014.
Based on a true story, Glasgow Girls follows a group of seven teenage girls whose lives are changed forever when they arrive at school one day to be told that one of their friends - and her asylum seeking family - have been forcibly taken from their home to be deported.
After the initial shock of this news has worn off, these feisty young women are galvanised to take a stand and to fight for the life of their friend, her family, and, ultimately for the rights of all children of asylum-seekers in Scotland. They take on the Scottish Government and the Home Office and succeed where adults and politicians have failed. Their campaign became one of the most vocal and powerful asylum campaigns to capture the imagination of the media and to inspire a community to unite behind its residents; Glasgow Girls is not just a life-affirming musical, it is their story.
A True Story
The Glasgow Girls are a group of seven young women who highlighted the poor treatment of refused asylum seekers. The group of girls from Drumchapel High School protested against the detention of one of their friends, Agnesa Murselaj who had fled from war-torn Kosovo. Publicity grew as the girls challenged the First Minister and publicly voiced their concerns as more children at their school were dawn raided, detained and deported. A BBC television documentary has been made of their story.
Recommended for age 14+
Presented by the National Theatre of Scotland, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Citizens Theatre, Pachamama Productions, Richard Jordan Productions Ltd in association with Merrigong Theatre Company, Australia
Glasgow Girls will run from 20 February until 8 March 2014 at the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow, as part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme.
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