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REVIEW: Spuds (Sleeping Warrior Theatre Company)

Updated: Mar 26

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Saturday 16 April 2022

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Richard Conlon in Spuds by Sleeping Warrior Theatre Company, Andy McGregor.  Photo credit: Sleeping Warrior Theatre

Spuds is a sung-through musical comedy about grief, greed and grease.


"When David MacGonigle’s wife dies, his perfect middle-class life collapses around him. But a freak occurrence, involving mouldy chips and Iron Brew, leads to his discovery of a new designer drug, Spuds. Soon he has built the ultimate criminal empire, but at what cost?"


Written and directed by Andy McGregor, and starring Richard Conlon, Joanne McGuiness and Ewan Somers, Spuds is absolute genius!


A pure delight from beginning to end. My face hurt from grinning.


My husband said 'that was better than Les Mis'. Surely there is no higher compliment!?


Richard Conlon and Joanne McGuiness in Spuds by Sleeping Warrior Theatre Company, Andy McGregor.  Photo credit: Sleeping Warrior Theatre

The talent of the three actors on stage was outrageous. Are they even human?!


The musical direction, writing and staging were outstanding. I will be looking out for productions from Sleeping Warrior theatre company and Andy McGregor in future. This production is a prime example of what can be achieved with a relatively low budget and a small but exceptional cast. It was all the better for having 'cheap' props - they made it funnier.


I cannot rave about this show enough. The songs are still playing in my head. The local Glasgow / Scottish humour was on point and delivered with immaculate timing and deadpan faces. The

audience was in bits.


Ewan Somers in Spuds by Sleeping Warrior Theatre Company, Andy McGregor.  Photo credit: Sleeping Warrior Theatre

This show has been tweaked and improved since its original staging at A Play, A Pie and A Pint at Oran Mor. And it deserves a longer life and a wider audience. I hope something comes of this.


Huge congratulations to everyone involved.


➡️ To find out more about Spuds visit Sleeping Warrior Theatre here


[Review first published on Instagram 3 July 2022. One of the very first reviews on my site!]


 

🌟 REVIEW: Spuds by Sleeping Warrior Theatre Company, Andy McGregor, Musical Theatre, Glasgow Tron Theatre 🌟


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Lisa in the theatre, Scottish theatre reviewer, blogger, theater, comedy, dance.


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