I’m either fuming at the press or courting them – such is showbiz…:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Govanhill Theatre Group presents
‘The Steamie’ by Tony Roper
Songs by Dave Anderson
Directed by Jennifer Joyes
21st – 26th July 2014 at 7.45 pm
The Steamie @ Govanhill Baths
99 Calder Street, Glasgow, G42 7RA
Tickets: £10/8 www.brownpapertickets.com
Staged on location in Glasgow’s last remaining wash house
Tony Roper’s iconic play ‘The Steamie’ is a hilarious, bittersweet, portrait of working class Glasgow in the 1950s, centring on four women who have gathered at the local Steamie on Hogmanay, completing one last laundry load before the New Year.
They share stories of men and mince, dreams and aspirations – as the shadow of the new laundrettes threatens their tight-knit community.
Coming second in an online poll for ‘STV’s Best Loved Shows’ this site-specific revival, performed by an experienced local cast, takes The Steamie back to its heartland, with a set comprised of reproduction pieces and genuine Edwardian fixtures.
Govanhill Baths was closed by Glasgow City Council in 2001, and after a strong local campaign, is now run by Govanhill Baths Community Trust. It has played host to The National Theatre of Scotland, Scottish Opera and a version of Hamlet supported by the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Open Stages programme.