A night at the Glasgow Citizen’s Theatre is always a pleasure.The second play in John Byrne’s Slab Boys trilogy “Cuttin a Rug” was one I hadn’t seen before so I went full of enthusiasm. I wasn’t dissapointed. The cast were energetic, talented and although at times a bit ” Francie and Josie” that was okay. Considering the play touched on serious subjects too like attempted suicide, mental breakdown and violence, it was easy to join in the Glesgae banter and deal with such strong issues the way many Glaswegians do; with a joke and a cutting comment.The audience was mixed age group although I would venture many were there to re-live their youth of the 1950’s.
The play ended on a declaration from the downtrodden love-sick Hector:
“I’M NINETEEN WITH A WARDROBE FULL OF CLOTHES… I’VE GOT EVERYTHING TO LIVE FOR!”
Oh, if only life were that simple.