Girls night out that’s rude, loud and proud

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Polite it’s not, but raunchy comedy 51 Shades of Maggie has proved successful up and down the country (as well as Ireland and Australia), with female stars lining up to play the loveable rogue Maggie Muff.

Here in Glasgow, it’s a reprisal of the role for Leah MacRae (best known for a ditsy turn in the BBC Three comedy Gary: Tank Commander) — and the homegrown comedienne has proven she can carry a one woman show with gusto (not to mention a whip).

It is, of course, writer Leesa Harker’s spoof of the smash hit — and ever so slightly naughty — novel 50 Shades of Grey, spawned from a send-up Facebook group.

Our heroine is a down-to-earth, working class girl who, like most of the women out there, has been let down by all the men in her 
life.

Still, Maggie Muff is on an ongoing quest for true love — and star Leah is there to act out Maggie’s own Christian Grey, Mr Big (the interviewer at the dole office, naturally) as well as every other role.

It’s one woman’s (slightly bruising) search for Mr Right and, while critical reaction has been mixed, it seems that audiences just can’t get enough of Maggie.

The 51 Shades of Maggie billing promises an uproarious girls night out — and ‘perhaps the dirtiest show of 2014’.

As a result, it’s unsuitable for anyone under the age of 16 — but if you’re of age, and looking for a bit of boisterous action from an outspoken Glasgow girl, then Maggie might just have what you’re looking for.

51 Shades of Maggie runs at the Pavilion April 24-27, 7.30pm.

Tickets are £22.50-£25 from 332 1846 or www.paviliontheatre.co.uk.