Red Ellen, at the Lyceum, co-produced with the Nottingham Playhouse and Northern Stage, suffers from many of the faults that affect biographical drama, and is far too long for its own good. Nevertheless, it has an abundance of compassion and an excellent central performance from Bettrys Jones.
Three friends from university in the 1990s occasionally stage reunions that show how two of them – Gary and Jackson – have moved on to careers and respectability (or something approximating to them), while Chick remains a drifting figure, wedded to alcohol.
Cheery: Loud, hugely enjoyable and instantly recognisable to Scottish audiences from the DC Thomson comic, The Broons is every bit as much fun as you would hope.
DC Thomson’s comic strip hits the stage:
The new stage production based on DC Thomson’s 80 year-old comic strip, The Broons, had its press night at Perth Concert Hall last night, 29 September 2016.