Cast an­nounced for The Broons stage show

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Jonathan Ged­des

A Ruther­glen play­wright has seen the cast an­nounced for his next show.

Rob Drum­mond has writ­ten the theatre adap­ta­tion of much loved Scot­tish comic strip the Broons, which will come to the Theatre Royal in Glas­gow from Mon­day, Novem­ber 7, un­til Satur­day Novem­ber 12, fol­low­ing a na­tion­wide tour.

Now the cast have been an­nounced, with Kern Fal­coner as Gran­paw, Paul Ri­ley as Paw, Joyce Fal­coner as Maw, Tyler Colins as Hen, John Kielty as Joe, Laura Sza­lecki as Daphne, Kim Al­lan as Mag­gie, Euan Ben­net as Ho­race, Kevin Len­non and Dun­can Brown as The Twins, and Mau­reen Carr as the Bairn.

Kern Fal­coner ( Gran­paw) has ap­peared on tele­vi­sion in Hope Springs, Wed­ding Belles and River City, all for BBC Scot­land and has a host of theatre cred­its to his name.

Paul Ri­ley (Paw) is an ac­tor and co­me­dian, who won a Scot­tish BAFTA for his work with Still Game in 2006.

He also wrote and starred in Dear Green Place for which he won a Scot­tish BAFTA for Best Entertainment.

Joyce Fal­coner ( Maw) is best known for play­ing Roisin in BBC’s River City, a role she played for seven years. Other tele­vi­sion work in­cludes Scot Squad 2 (BBC Scot­land) and Be­yond the Bothy ( BBC), with theatre cred­its in­clud­ing Gran­ite and The Last Po­lar Bear (Na­tional Theatre of Scot­land) and a UK tour of the Vag­ina Mono­logues.

Earlier this year Rob spoke to the Reformer about his work on the show.

He said: ““I went right back to the 1936 an­nual and I read one from every decade,” he said.

“What stays the same is that the char­ac­ters are very sturdy, very re­li­able and it’s about find­ing a con­tem­po­rary set­ting for those char­ac­ters to be in. A lot of what makes The Broons is about the fam­ily and stick­ing up for each other.

“They’re laugh­ing in the face of ad­ver­sity and laugh­ing at mun­dane things. In Scot­land we like to look at our­selves as not tak­ing our­selves too se­ri­ously and that’s what the Broons are like. They’re real and they pierce pom­pos­ity.”

More in­for­ma­tion on the show can be found at www. at­gtick­ets. com/glas­gow

Writer Rob Drum­mond

Star Ex River City ac­tress Joyce Fal­coner

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