A staple of Hogmanay television in Scotland for as long as I can remember, Tony Roper’s award-winning play The Steamie comes to Edinburgh’s King’s Theatre from Monday 28 September to Saturday 3 October, part of the show’s first major tour for over a decade.
Set on Hogmanay in a Glasgow wash house, or Steamie, Magrit, Dolly, Mrs Culfeathers and Doreen sing, laugh and cry their way through the last working day of the year, with a little help from the increasingly not so handy Andy.
The Steamie was first performed at the Crawford Theatre, Glasgow in 1987 and became a firm favourite with audiences of all ages across the country. Today it is still one of Scotland’s most popular plays, and last year saw the 21st anniversary of the BAFTA winning television adaptation.
Directed by Alison Peebles the cast includes Julie Austin (Magrit), Maureen Carr (Dolly), Kay Gallie (Mrs Culfeathers), Jacqueline Hughes (Doreen) and David McGowan (Andy).