The Sash marches into town

Stewart Porter as Bill MacWilliam
Stewart Porter as Bill MacWilliam

RAPTURE Theatre brings the 40th anniversary tour of Hector MacMillan’s classic Glasgow-set ‘The Sash’ to Motherwell Theatre next Thursday (May 9).

The production is a dark political play about prejudice, sectarianism and ideals.

Taking place on the day of the Orange Walk, Bill MacWilliam is determined that his son, Cameron, will join him on the walk. However, prompted by his mother’s recent death, Cameron has started to question his father’s beliefs.

Throw in the arrival of the staunch Irish catholic spinster from downstairs with her pregnant niece.

Father is pitted against son and niece against aunt, as old prejudices are questioned and new ideals sought.

Michael Emans and Lyn McAndrew, the critically acclaimed team behind ‘Gagarin Way’, together with a top notch cast of Scottish performers will deliver a mix of hard edged Glasgow humour and thought provoking drama.

The leading cast is made up of Stewart Porter, Jane McCarry, Ashley Smith, Michele Gallagher and Colin Little.

Hector MacMillan, author, said: “I am delighted that Rapture are reviving ‘The Sash’. It is 20 years since the last production and 40 years since the first and, sadly, the themes of the play are as relevant as ever.

“When Michael Emans contacted me about the play, I knew, from the way he spoke that he would treat the play with integrity and I am looking forward to seeing the final production.”

The show starts at 7.30pm and tickets costing £11 (£10 concessions) are available from the box office on 01698 403120 or visit NLC entertainment