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‘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, 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, with set design by Becky Minto and costume design by John himself, promises to be a very special production for all lovers of Scottish theatre.
Cast: Simon Donaldson, George Drennan, Scott Fletcher, Dani Heron, Hannah Jarrett-Scott, Marc McMillan, Julia Murray, Santino Smith, Harry Ward and Dylan Wood.
Opening voice-over: David Hayman
A co-production between Tron Theatre and OneRen and supported by Renfrewshire Council through the Future Paisley programme.
Written by JOHN BYRNE
Directed by ANDY ARNOLD
Set Design by BECKY MINTO
Costume Design by JOHN BYRNE & BECKY MINTO
Musical Direction & Arrangements: HILARY BROOKS
Lighting Design DAVE SHEA
Movement Director DARREN BROWNLIE
Associate Sound Designer ANDY STUART
Assistant Director GEORGIA NELSON
Stage Manager KARA JACKSON
Deputy Stage Manager REBECCA ROMANO BELL
Assistant Stage Manager ASTRID ROTHMEIER
Costume Supervisor VICTORIA BROWN
Wardrobe Assistant LAURA MONTGOMERY
BSL Interpreter CATHERINE KING; Audio Description LYNN MULVENNA & ALEX HAMILTON; Captioning GLENDA CARSON
Illustration: John Byrne