The Steamie – Scottish Tour

The Steamie Scottish TourScottish Theatrical Classic The Steamie; an ode to the hard working women of the 1950s and to a bygone Glasgow is back in 2017. The young Doreen envisions a new future, while Mrs Culfeathers looks back to the past – the play is a snapshot of a society, of a time and a cross section of strong women, all rolled into Roper’s hilarious comedy.

Opening in Kirkcaldy on Wednesday 6th September, 2017, the show will tour to His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen, Dundee Rep, Ayr Gaiety, Eden Court Inverness, the Macrobert Arts Centre Stirling, King’s Theatre Glasgow and the King’s Theatre Edinburgh.

The Steamie is by Tony Roper, the Scottish actor, comedian, writer, playwright and director who first wrote The Steamie in 1987 and directed the 25th-anniversary production in 2012. As an actor his first major role was in Scotch and Rye and he is most recognisable as Jamesie Cotter from Rab C Nesbitt. Tony’s other plays include Paddies Market, a conceptual sequel to The Steamie, and Rikki and Me, a play about the comedy actor Rikki Fulton. He has written two novels based on Rikki Fulton’s character Rev I.M Jolly. His autobiography I’ll No Tell You Again was published in 2014.

Tony says: “In my late forties I sat down with a biro and a jotter and wrote my first ever play. Thirty years have since passed and The Steamie is still there, giving laughter and tears and touching that intangible something in an audience that has made it a favourite night out.”

The Steamie is being produced by Neil Laidlaw and Jason Haigh-Ellery.


6 – 9 September 2017
Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy

12 – 16 September 2017
Her Majesty’s Theatre Aberdeen

18 – 23 September 2017
Dundee Rep

26 – 30 September 2017
Gaiety Ayr

3- 7 October 2017
Eden Court, Inverness

9 – 14 October 2017
Macroberts Arts Centre, Stirling

23 October – 4 November 2017
King’s Theatre Glasgow

6 – 11 November 2017
Kings Theatre Edinburgh


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