Well known Scottish TV actor Gregor Fisher puts on support hose and headscarf to play 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 TV favourites 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 stage, screen and comedy performances.
The scene is Scotland, 1977. The Minerva Fish Bar has been shuttered and empty for a long time. One day – so the family credo has it – she shall rise again and all will be well….
Yer Granny is about a diabolical 100-year-old granny (Fisher) who’s literally eating her family out of house and home.
She’s 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.
Scots playwright, Douglas Maxwell has adapted Roberto La Cossa’s La Nona, Argentina’s favourite play, to come up with a bold new comedy set in a Scots-Italian family fish and chip shop.
The production, directed by Graham McLaren, is touring to Scotland’s large theatre stages from May 19.
2015 Tour Dates
May 19-21, The Beacon, Greenock May 26-30, The King’s Theatre, Glasgow June 2-6, The King’s Theatre, Edinburgh June 9-13, Eden Court, Inverness June 23-27, Lyric Theatre, Belfast June 30-July 4, Dundee Rep , Dundee