It’s 25 years of laughs and tears at The Steamie

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THE King’s Theatre, Glasgow, will be the talk of The Steamie with the 25th Anniversary Gala performance of the show - and an extended run due to high demand.

We are giving our readers a chance to win a pair of tickets to see this hilarious and heart warming play on Wednesday, May 23.

It’s Hogmanay in a Glasgow wash house, and the girls need to get their washing done before the bells.

You are invited to join Dolly, Magrit, Doreen and Mrs Culfeathers as they laugh and cry their way through the last day of the year – with a little help from the not so handy Andy.

After having The Steamie rejected by virtually every theatre company in Scotland, Tony Roper’s play was then taken up by Elaine C Smith and Wildcat Stage Productions and it was first performed at Jordanhill College in Glasgow on May 1, 1987.

It has gone on to become one of the most popular Scottish plays and was filmed, to great acclaim, for Channel 4 for New Year’s Eve in 1988.


Directed by Alex Norton the original cast members were Elaine C Smith (Dolly), Dorothy Paul (Magrit), Ida Schuster (Mrs Culfeathers), Katy Murphy (Doreen) and Ray Jeffries (Andy).

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, The Steamie author Tony Roper directs a Scottish tour which started on March 21.

This new touring production features live music composed by David Anderson with design by Kenny Miller and to mark the actual silver jubilee of the show’s first performance, the King’s Theatre will be hosting a Gala evening on May 1.

The Steamie will also run for an extra week at the King’s to accommodate high demand, returning to Glasgow from May 22 to 26.

For your chance to win tickets, make sure you get your copy of this week’s Milngavie and Bearsden Herald, which is in shops now.