Hitting the message home

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THE mean streets of Glasgow are moving indoors at Eastwood Park Theatre this week.

The venue hosts a double bill of hard-hitting plays focused on knife culture, and its devastating effects on young Scots today.

First up is Fleeto – a modern day Greek tragedy inspired by The Iliad. A young boy is out for revenge after his friend is stabbed – and his decision to join a gang has further disastrous consequences for himself, as well as the family of his victim.

The performance is paired with Wee Andy, another piece written and directed by Paddy Cunneen, which depicts the aftermath of a knife attack – the surgeon left repairing a damaged face, the drastic actions of a protective mother and wee Andy himself, who can only dream about a different life.

Both plays – by Glasgow-based Tumult in the Clouds – have had successful runs at the Brighton and Adelaide Fringe festivals, as well as the Edinburgh Fringe 2011, and the cast have previous credits across film, television and theatre.

There’s strong language in each, and so the performance is only suitable for ages 14 and up.

Fleeto and Wee Andy run from 7.30pm on Thursday, April 18. Tickets £13 (£11 concession, £9 student) from 577 4956 or www.eastwoodparktheatre.co.uk/boxoffice.