Girl’s night out is a real survivor series
It started out as a one week show at the Tron Theatre.
Two years later girl’s night out show I Will Survive is still going strong - and heading for Rutherglen Town Hall this Friday (October 2).
The show is an all- singing and dancing tale of four friends on a night out trying to mend a broken heart, with a retro soundtrack powering through pop hits from the 70s, 80s and 90s.
“I think that it’s a good night out and that a lot of people can relate to the characters that are in it, ”says Paul Harper-Swan, the director of the show.
“There are either four girls or three girls and a guy, when we’ve had someone like Edward Reid in the cast, but everyone can relate to them or knows someone like them.
“There’s a lot of comedy but some poignant moments in it as well.
“There’s obviously been things like Sex and the City, which are really popular, and then the idea was really just to combine it with a musical.
“Then the four girls sat down and really worked on it, so it was quite organic.”
I Will Survive’s success has come as a surprise to Paul, who’s also the artistic director at Insideout Productions.
“We’re bringing it back to Rutherglen because it did really well there last time and we’re looking forward to doing that again.
“We were only wanting to put it on for a week at the Tron, so it’s been surprising how it’s done.
“It’s had such a great response and we’re already looking forward to it touring again next year and to doing a sequel.
“When we’re putting the cast together it really needs to feel that it actually is four girls going on a night out.
“I think audiences want to go out, enjoy themselves and hear something live.”
Performing in the cast will be Donna Hazelton, from Channel 4’s Musicality and the West End production of Chicago, Lauren Ellis-Steele, who’s appeared in Wicked, Alison Rona Cleland (Legally Blonde) and emerging actress Natalie Tulloch.
InsideOut will also soon be in East Kilbride, for Best of Broadway at the Village Theatre on October 16.
Paul added: “It’ll be all the big Broadway numbers from Wicked and Les Miserables and shows like that.
“The tag line is that it’s the best of Broadway, but with some banter, so it’s quite interactive - it’s not another bogstandard musical theatre show.
“It’s got some old stuff, some new stuff and then a lot of the upbeat ones like Grease and Priscilla.”
Tickets for I Will Survive are on sale now, priced at £12.50/£11.50.
The show starts at 7.30pm.
I Will Survive is set for Rutherglen