Step back in time for daytime audiences

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TAKE a trip down memory lane at The Shed this weekend for the first of many daytime doses of family entertainment.

As reported in last week’s Extra, the Shawlands nightclub is looking to attract a more wide and varied crowd, and will tomorrow (Saturday) unveil original features of the 1914 blue ballroom — from back when the building was called the Marlborough — now restored to former 
glory.

But enough about the architecture — what about the shows themselves?

Shawlands resident and television personality Michelle McManus takes the lead for the first Live @ the Shed performance, with help from Scott Ryan Vickers, who plays DC Will Cooper in River City.

The programme kicks off with Glasgow Chit Chat — a humorous take on southside folk alongside a sentimental look back at the building’s former incarnation.

The launch will also include memories from a couple who were married at the Marlborough over 50 years ago — for the grand sum of £71.

From there, there’s music, comedy, singalongs, pantomimes, plays — all packed into a programme which runs until December.

There are also refreshments on offer — included in the ticket cost — meaning that you can have your lunch and eat it.

With all that family entertainment on the southside doorstep, it seems that The Shed isn’t just for clubbers anymore — and its daytime offerings may be the ideal way to spend a wet weather weekend.

Doors open at 11.30am, and curtain up at 1pm. Tickets to Live @ The Shed are £10, available from 649 5020 or www.shedglasgow.com/live-the-shed.