A cast of top Scottish comedy actors are set to star in a world premier tour of Yer Granny.
Set in a Scots-Italian fish and chip shop, and featuring a cast of some of Scotland’s most celebrated theatre and TV performers, Yer Granny is a bold and riotous new comedy about a 100-year-old granny who’s literally eating her family out of house and home. Yer Granny has already eaten their fish and chip shop into bankruptcy and is now working her way through their kitchen cupboards, pushing the Russo family to desperate measures just to survive.
Adapted by populist playwright, Douglas Maxwell, and directed by leading theatre director Graham McLaren, Yer Granny, is the first Scottish adaptation of Argentina’s biggest smash-hit comedy.
As proud head of the family, Cammy is determined that The Minerva Fish Bar will rise again and that family honour will be restored – and all in time for the Queen’s impending Jubilee visit. But before Cammy’s dream can come true and before Her Maj can pop in for a chat, a single sausage and a Royal seal of approval, the family members must ask themselves how far they will go to solve a problem like Yer Granny…
The play is adapted by award-winning playwright Douglas Maxwell (A Respectable Widow Takes to Vulgarity, Miracle Man, If Destroyed True) from Argentina’s most popular and provocative play, and directed by National Theatre of Scotland Associate Director Graham McLaren (In Time O’ Strife, The Tin Forest, A Christmas Carol).
Starring Maureen Beattie, Gregor Fisher, Louise McCarthy, Brian Pettifer, Barbara Rafferty, Paul Riley and Jonathan Watson, the production is touring to Scotland’s large theatre stages from next month, visiting Greenock, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness, Dundee.
La Nona premiered in Buenos Aires in 1977. In the UK, the play was first produced for the stage by Attic Theatre Company at Wimbledon Studios, London in 1995. A BBC TV version of La Nona was broadcast in 1991 as part of the Performance series, starring Les Dawson as the granny, in a cast that also featured Liz Smith, Jane Horrocks, Jim Broadbent and Timothy Spall.
Based on La Nona by Roberto Cossa in a new version by Douglas Maxwell, Literal translation by Kathy Khorrami and directed by Graham McLaren, and
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