ED2016 5/5 Reviews ED2016 Theatre Reviews

Glasgow Girls (Pachamama Productions, National Theatre Of Scotland and Regular Music)

By | Published on Saturday 13 August 2016

Glasgow Girls Ed2016

As important now as it ever was, musical ‘Glasgow Girls’ returns to the stage. It tells the true story of a group of teenagers, both asylum seekers and native Scots, who banded together when one of them was threatened with deportation. The songs are catchy, funny, moving and important and, while it may paper over the issues asylum seekers face when they get to Scotland, it’s an effective call to arms that had the audience up on their feet in rapturous support. The choreography by Natasha Gilmore is also stunning, showcased in a beautiful sequence near the end paying tribute to each of the girls’ cultures. With the current political forecast looking bleak, ‘Glasgow Girls’ is a political drama that offers hope, not damnation.

Assembly Hall, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Patricia-Ann Young]