SECRET SHOW 1

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DIRECTOR: Paul Brotherston

ENSEMBLE: Esme Bayley, Tori Burgess, Neshla Caplan, Alasdair Hankinson, Duncan Harte, David James Kirkwood, Natali McCleary, David Rankine, Dylan Read, Matthew Seager, Meghan Tyler.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow - 8th-11th November 2016

★★★★ - A cheekily irreverent eighty-minute version of a classic play...at various points it features a holiday romance between a washed-up hero in a torn Captain America t-shirt and a girl in a swimsuit, a drunken double act straight out of a Viz comic, and a two piece band who are more important than you think. The cast are impressive in everything they do, especially the corpsing. Most of all there is magic, lots and lots of magic in a refreshingly audacious caper that weathers any storm that’s thrown at it.
— The Herald
Turns out, Secret Show 1 is the ideal platform for the Company’s particular brand of home-brewed anarchy, gloriously talented performers and, above all, their extreme appreciation of theatre as entertainment: genuine, side-splitting, worth-missing-telly-for, great night out entertainment...it is an unpretentious, accessible, genuinely joyous communal theatre experience...the most entertaining piece of theatre I’ve seen this year.
— Exeunt Magazine
★★★★ - By taking a familiar play, and reworking it through their collective skills, Blood of the Young aim to rescue theatre from the mundane and offer a showcase of their wit and panache...with Paul Brotherston at the helm, this adaptation is a fine example of their punky aesthetic. They pull apart the fabric of the text, only to stitch it back together in a patchwork of music, audience participation and ramshackle action. Everyone is complicit.
— The List