Author(s): John Byrne
Company: Tron Theatre Company in a co-production with One Ren
"Underwood Lane—the Winter sun hangs like a suppurating boil glued to a giant sheet of dirty asbestos above the blackened tenements that rear up from the cobbled street like a row of broken teeth…"
So sets the scene for a new John Byrne musical play, telling the tale of a young skiffle band trying to make it, containing fierce love rivalry, broken hearts, dodgy dealers, religion, sex, death, and written in memory of John’s Paisley buddy, Gerry Rafferty, who was born and brought up on the titular street.
Packed with songs from the early 'sixties played live by a cast of ten actor-musicians under the musical direction of Hilary Brooks (Sunshine on Leith, Glasgow Girls), with set design by Becky Minto and costume design by John himself.