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Rug Raises Roof

Cancelled due to adverse weather conditions.

Alloa’s Alman Theatre is set for a cash boost next month...with a little help from their friends at Tryst.

The Alman is trying to raise £150,000 for a new roof and has already banked over £90,000. Now Tryst is set to add to this sum by staging its current comedy Cuttin’ a Rug in the theatre, with all proceeds going to the roof appeal.

Tryst’s President Frank Murray explained: “Already this year we’ve performed on two occasions at The Alman to help their appeal and have raised some £1500 as a result. So it’s third time lucky with Cuttin' A Rug and hope we can add substantially to this sum.”

Cuttin' a Rug is by John Byrne, the creator of the iconic TV series “Tutti Frutti”. The second part of the acclaimed "Slab Boys" trilogy, it’s set in 1957 at the height of the rock ‘n' roll years – a time of Elvis, Teddy Boys and blue suede shoes.

Cuttin' a Rug, “a stags and hens comedy”, takes place in Paisley Town Hall at the Annual Staff Dance of AF Stobo & Co.

Act One takes place in the ladies' and gents' cloakrooms before the dance while Act Two is all about the hilarious events that unfold during the night.

The talented cast is Brian Paterson, Billy Treeby, Ross Melville, Stuart Reid, Brian Tripney, Richard Macintosh, Joanne Davidson, Rhona Law, Clare Scougall and Carol Clark. It’s directed by Jim Allan.

Frank Murray added: “Cuttin’ a Rug is a wonderful comedy, full of crazy cartoon characters, black humour, machine-gun one-liners and instantly-recognisable music. It's a perfect antidote to dark winter nights.”

It’s on at The Alman on Sunday 5 and Monday 6 December at 7.30pm, and if there is sufficient demand it may also run on Tuesday 7 December.

Cancelled due to adverse weather conditions. - Tryst Theatre is a registered Scottish charity, No SC003303