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Shang A Lang 2014

Rapture Theatre in association with Paisley Town Hall

A wonderfully funny and poignant trip back to the 70s!

written by Catherine Johnson - directed by Michael Emans 

Take a step back in time to the days of the Bay City Rollers, with loud fashions and laugh-out-loud, adult humour. Shang-a-Lang written by Catherine Johnson (writer of the hit musical Mamma Mia!), follows three flighty forty-something Scottish women on their way to a 70s revival weekend in Butlins, where the Bay City Rollers are playing. They were all Rollerettes back in the day and decide it is time to recapture their youth, chase their unfulfilled dreams and have a ball while they do it. Lauren tries to stay sober, Jackie tries to stay married and Pauline continues to search for her Woody. Shang-a-Lang is the perfect girls’ night out laced with shocking laughs, warm tears and a fabulous soundtrack - a cross between a Scottish Shirley Valentine and Shameless.

Please note: Shang-a-Lang is a play not a musical.

Please also note: In the comedic style of the play, the show contains strong language, scenes of a sexual nature and nudity.


"Barnstorming" Joyce McMillan in The Scotsman

"Don't bring your Granny ..unless she is Marianne Faithful" The Metro

"Did the audience like it?...They loved it!!!" The Public Reviews


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