A theatrical production marking the 50th anniversary of Glasgow’s famous shipyards is taking place this weekend in Rutherglen.
A representation of ‘ Yes! Yes! SCU!’ will take place at St Columbkille’s Hall in the city on Saturday 23rd April.
And the people of Rutherglen have already played their part in helping the writer with his research.
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Neil Gore, author of the play, said Lanarkshire Live : ‘After very successful visits to Clydebank and Govan, the touring company of’ Yes! Yes! SCU!’ are looking forward to coming to Rutherglen and are excited to perform to a packed house in the city.
“The company already has excellent relationships with Past of peoples, future of peoples group in Rutherglen over the past two or three years.
“This has led us to attend meetings and interview people about their memories of working life in shipbuilding and other trades related to shipbuilding and heavy industries throughout the Clydeside area.
“The Auld Rutherglen The Facebook page was also a great resource when researching the writing of the play and the development of the show.
UCS – Upper Clyde Shipbuilders – faced with the shipyards going into liquidation in 1971 and the loss of thousands of jobs, carried out a ‘work-in’ to complete their orders already in place.
And the play focuses on two female workers in an industry facing imminent closure, who are embroiled in a battle to save thousands of jobs in Glasgow and the west of Scotland.
Townsend Theater Production uses a combination of powerful theatrical storytelling, live early 70s rock and folk music, and graphic art animation projection to bring messages of hope, social justice, and the fight for right. at work.
This is how to highlight the skills of Scottish shipbuilding and the role played by women in the fight for the right to work.
Neil added, “The story we tell of the work of UCS through the play not only brought back so many memories for people, but also proved to be inspiring for the audience.
“It’s a positive story of group support and joint community action, and a positive message with so many relevant contemporary aspects of the campaign that clearly resonated with audiences.
“For all of these reasons, we can’t wait to bring this story ‘home’ once again.”
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