Theatre group SHEDs new light on toilet humour...

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A tell-it-like-it-is comedy drama is to return to its debut stage at the SHED in Shawlands, kicking off a four-venue tour after a sellout show earlier this year.

The stage show Touching Cloth is set in the shipyards as a group of young apprentices wait in line for the toilet practically “touching cloth” as they talk about life in general, their plans, loves and hopes for the future.

With some great one-liners and nostalgic songs from the 80s, author John Hughes’ background working in the Glasgow shipyards underpins the show’s authenticity as he draws from personal experience of the city’s shipbuilding heyday.

A spokeswoman said: “TRAM Direct, the show’s producer, welcomes and encourages new playwrights.

“So, we were delighted to premiere the play at the SHED in May and it was a sellout hit.

“As such, some people didn’t get to see it and others wanted to see it again.

“So, we have decided to do a short tour starting off with the SHED on a ‘back by popular demand’ tour.”

This will also include one date in the recently re-opened Clutha bar.

The SHED. Thursday, August 20. 7.30pm. £8.

Since 1994, TRAMdirect has been involved in all aspects of performance theatre including: youth theatre; theatre in education; new writing; promenade productions; heritage and community performances.