World Premier of Underwood Lane
A co-production between the Tron Theatre and OneRen and supported by Renfrewshire Council through the Future Paisley programme
‘Underwood Lane - the Winter sun hangs like a suppurating boil glued to a giant sheet of dirty asbestos above the blackened tenements that rear up from the cobbled street like a row of broken teeth…’
So sets the scene for a new John Byrne musical play written in the vintage style that audiences have come to love through his classic masterpieces The Slab Boys trilogy and TV hits Your Cheatin' Heart and Tutti Frutti.
Telling the tale of a young skiffle band trying to make it, Underwood Lane has it all: style, fierce love rivalry, broken hearts, dodgy dealers, religion, sex and death and is written in memory of John's Paisley buddy, Gerry Rafferty, who was born and brought up on the titular street.
Brilliantly funny and packed with iconic songs from the early sixties played live by a cast of ten actor/musicians under the musical direction of Hilary Brooks (Sunshine on Leith, Glasgow Girls),Underwood Lane, designed by John himself alongside Becky Minto, promises to be a very special production for all lovers of Scottish theatre.
Written by John Byrne
Directed by Andy Arnold
Please note: These performances of Underwood Lane have been rescheduled from their original dates in 2020 as follows:
Original date Thursday 25th June 2020 @ 730pm in Paisley Arts Centre now taking place on Thursday 7th July 2022 @ 730pm in Johnstone Town Hall
Original date Friday 26th June 2020 @ 730pm in Paisley Arts Centre now taking place on Friday 8th July 2022 @730pm in Johnstone Town Hall
Original date Saturday 27th June 2020 @ 2pm in Paisley Arts Centre now taking place on Saturday 9th July 2022 @ 230pm in Johnstone Town Hall (BSL Interpreted performance)
Original date Saturday 27th June 2020 @ 730pm in Paisley Arts Centre now taking place on Saturday 9th July 2022 @ 730pm in Johnstone Town Hall
Original date Sunday 28th June 2020 @ 2pm in Paisley Arts Centre now taking place on Friday 8th July 2022 @ 230pm in Johnstone Town Hall
If you booked for the original 2020 dates, your tickets have been transferred to the new corresponding dates in 2022.
Please note, Seating at Johnstone Town hall is on a tiered seating bank. Row D and beyond may not be suitable for customers with mobility issues, Please email the Box Office before booking if you require a wheelchair space or if you have any specific access needs for your visit and we will do our best to help: OneRen_boxoffice@renfrewshire.gov.uk
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