Glasgow troupe take on the oldest profession

Glasgow Music Theatre are back on the boards, this time taking on westend stage Websters for a show of a raunchier nature.

The Glasgow troupe are staging The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas; a tongue-in-cheek comedy about scheming politicians trying to shut down the working girl haven Chicken Ranch in order to win votes.

Life in the brothel is a far cry from married mum Kerry Burley, who plays Miss Mona — but she commented: “I feel like I’ve played a lot of prostitutes on stage, but I swear I have no idea why! I love Miss Mona’s maternal side. She’s hard, because she has to be, but there’s a lot of sensitivity there.

“Although the show is a comedy, the reality is that the job these girls do can be very dangerous, and Mona creates a place where they can be safe.”

The new Glasgow theatre — a repurposed church — may seem a strange setting for the show, but with a bluegrass soundtrack and hookers with hearts of gold looking out for one another, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas may just be a sure thing.

The show runs May 5-9, kicking off on Tuesday at 7.30pm at the Kelvinbridge venue. For tickets and times, call 357 4000 or www.cottiers.com/events.