This lively show-with-songs tells the story of seven teenage girls whose lives change forever when a school friend and her asylum-seeking family are forcibly taken from their home to be deported. It highlights issues including the injustices of the UK asylum system and the meaning of community. Director Cora Bissett is no stranger to heavy subject matter: her 2015 production, Rites, explored the practice of female genital mutilation.
The show has just finished a two-week run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where its punchy songs and innovative staging garnered glowing praise. Book fast to see Glasgow Girls while in the (affordable) intimacy of Theatre Royal Stratford East. We wouldn't be surprised if this new musical ends up on the West End.
|What||Glasgow Girls, Theatre Royal Stratford East|
|Where||Theatre Royal Stratford East, Gerry Raffles Square, Stratford, E15 1BN | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Stratford (underground)|
20 Sep 16 – 01 Oct 16, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
|Price||£12 – £25|
|Website||Click here to book via Theatre Royal Stratford East|