Screen stars converge on stage for hilarious show

Pic credit Eoin Carey.
Pic credit Eoin Carey.

Well known Scottish TV actor Gregor Fisher will be playing Yer Granny, in the National Theatre of Scotland’s new gallus comedy of the same name which tours Scotland in 2015.

Also announced as joining the cast are Brian Pettifer, (recently seen in BBC TV’s The Musketeers), Barbara Rafferty, (Rab C Nesbitt) and Louise McCarthy (London West End’s Mamma Mia!).

They will join Jonathan Watson, Paul Riley and Maureen Beattie, also known to audiences for their popular stage, screen and comedy performances.

A bold and riotous comedy adapted by popular Scottish playwright Douglas Maxwell, set in a Scots-Italian family fish and chip shop, ‘Yer Granny’, is a new adaptation of Roberto La Cossa’s ‘La Nona’, Argentina’s favourite play. The National Theatre of Scotland production is touring to Scotland’s large theatre stages from May 19 to July 4, visiting Greenock, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness and Dundee as well as a run in Belfast.

The production will be staged at Dundee Rep for five days, between June 30 and July 4.

The Minerva Fish Bar has been shuttered and empty for a long time.

Out of business. Bust. But not for sale! Never!

One day – so the family credo has it – she shall rise again and all will be well....

‘Yer Granny’ is a riotous new comedy about a diabolical 100-year-old granny who’s literally eating her family out of house and home.

She has already eaten their fish and chip shop into bankruptcy and now she’s working her way through their kitchen cupboards, pushing the Russo family to desperate measures just to survive.

As proud head of the family, Cammy is determined that The Minerva Fish Bar will rise again and that family honour will be restored – and all in time for the Queen’s impending Jubilee visit.

But before Cammy’s dream can come true and before Her Maj can pop in for a chat, a single sausage and a Royal seal of approval, the family members must ask themselves how far they will go to solve a problem like Yer Granny.

‘Yer Granny’ is the first Scottish adaptation of the smash-hit comedy and offers a chance to see a top-notch cast in a new production.