Reviewed by Juliana Headley
Sunday’s (30 April 2017) performance of “The Dolls Abroad” took place at the King’s Theatre in Glasgow. I like that theatre as it’s centrally located and easily accessed by any means of transport, whether you choose to travel by car – there’s a multi-storey car park behind the theatre or you can find some free off street parking after 6pm or on weekends; the theatre is only a few minutes walk from Charing Cross train station and very close to quite a few bus stops. Inside, the theatre is very cosy, despite being able to sit almost 1800 people. The staff are very friendly and attentive too.
The show itself stars two Glaswegian actresses: Gayle Telfer-Stevens (River City) and Louise McCarthy (Mamma Mia, Only an Excuse?) and is about two cleaning ladies scrubbing toilets across Scotland as their day to day job. Not much excitement is happening in their lives until Agnes wins a holiday to Greece. And the two best friends embark on a holiday of a lifetime…
If you can think of anything going wrong on holidays, it’s bound to happen to Agnes and Sadie. A holiday romance going not as planned, a peculiar trip to a fortune teller, spiked drinks, discovery someone was to be used as a drug mule… All of that and a lot more! My highlight of the show, however, was an impromptu sketch with a member of the audience acting as a local Greek policeman!
A great comedy act from the girls with amazing choreography and catchy songs! Great for a girls’ night out after a few drinks! With some of the jokes being a bit risqué and some explicit scenes would not recommend it for under 18. But otherwise guaranteed a good laugh!
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King’s Theatre, 297 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4JN | 0844 871 7648