In 1915, Mary Barbour led 20,000 women in Glasgow’s Rent Strikes. Mary Barbour’s Army fought against evictions from their homes with bundles of washing, cooking pots and wooden spoons. They won.
100 years on, an old woman sits in a sinking Govan tenement, battling her memories and reaching for an idea of a time which put all of us first. Mrs Barbour’s Daughters (**** The Herald, **** The Scotsman) by award-winning playwright AJ Taudevin (Some Other Mother, Chalk Farm) charts a family history of sisterhood and betrayal interwoven in a social history of women’s resistance incorporating worker, protest and popular songs from the last 100 years. The 2014 Oran Mor production, in association with the Traverse, played to sold out audiences. This year the play returns to Glasgow to join the city’s celebrations of the centenary of the Rent Strikes when the Clydeside blazed with political activism.
BAA’s Natali McCleary features in Guilt, the first drama commission for BBC Scotland’s new digital channel. This new four-part drama series is written by Neil Forsyth and features Mark Bonnar and…Read More
Fibres is a brand new collaboration by the Citizens Theatre and Stellar Quines, and features Maureen Carr as Beanie. “We were two weans playing at wee hooses, him in his first job…Read More
Annie Grace joins the cast of The Tale of Little Bevan – a new production by Pentabus, which tours this autumn. In a peaceful Norfolk village, three people are seeking…Read More
Huge congratulations to Fiona Wood and David Rankine, who each picked up an award at Pitlochry Festival Theatre’s 25th annual Leon Sinden Awards. Audiences and visitors throughout the theatre’s Summer Season…Read More
This autumn, The Tron hosts the world premiere of Gary McNair’s adaptation of The Alchemist, featuring BAA’s Neshla Caplan and Stephen Clyde. ‘Douse your hair in treacle, it will act…Read More
The Sweetest Growl opens at Oran Mor on Monday 7 October, directed by Lesley Hart and featuring Hilary Lyon. In the 1950’s, Gorbals-born Mary McGowan was the sensational singer with cult…Read More