Enjoyed a night at Cottiers in Glasgow.
Billed as “A Fife version of the Steamie”.
Things are looking rosy in Ella Baxter’s world. Her and hubby, Sawndy, are fair looking forward to a trip up the highlands for a wedding. Aye everything is looking absolutely braw until the village’s top gossip, Babs White, bursts in Ella’s door with some big news.
The two hander play was performed in dialect which added more humour to the piece. Both Jacqueline Hannan and Yvonne Collins gave a brilliant performance. The script was fast and funny as the two women had ” a right guid gab”. Bab’s reminded me very much of Brendan O’Carroll’s performance in Mrs Brown’s Boys. The delivery was fast and furious with a fair bit of jigging and flashes of bloomers thrown in. A bit twee and predictable for my tase, but I totally admired the work put in. There wasn’t much of a story but the play swept on over two halves and was a sell out at various venies. The audience at Cotteirs was pretty sparce for a Saturday night so perhaps the play was better recieved in other areas. Glaswegians can be so mean.
The play was directed by Des Dillon. Des is a writer and a playwright, and has recently added stand up comedy to his repertoire.
Goldfish Theatre Productions produced the play written by Michael Kell. It has been touring successfully around Scotland.