And They Played Shang-A-Lang

Theatre (musical theatre, comedy)

  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 1 year
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Back for its 10th year this show bounces with energy. Follow Jim's story growing up in the 70s, from school disco to nativity scene, this jukebox musical will have you laughing and crying. A must-see fringe experience. We discover that Jim has died and his niece has taken on his last play to produce in his memory. With classic No1s from the 70s and scenes that will take you back to your youth but also show to younger audience members that some things never really change: first kiss, best friends and the opposite sex!

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: There are four flights of stairs into the venue.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Lyn Reid 1 day ago

Brilliant. Side splitting laughter with toe tapping music and a sprinkle of the sad things that touch us all growing up, especially if you grew up in the 70’s. The talented cast make you double over with laughter and the School Nativity scene is the highlight of the show, could barely breathe as laughed so much.
Go you won’t be disappointed

Karen Stewart 3 days ago

A highly entertaining show - the right mix of humour and emotion with a fab soundtrack. Well done to the cast on delivering multiple roles and stirring many memories. Highly recommend to those who remember the 70s.

Clarabel 3 days ago

An excellent, lively and energetic performance, with a storyline easily recognised by those of us who were teenagers in the 70s. A snapshot of events, acted out and peppered with music that is well recognised, even by young people today. Toe tapping, seat dancing, sing-a-long, funny, sad and highly entertaining - could happily have sat for another hour. Cast were amazing. Definitely worth going.

Caroline Coles 4 days ago

5 stars. One of the best student group I ve seen in 10 years . Lively, joyous, loved the 70s teenage angst and Reception class madness . More info on the group please .

Willie Gallagher 5 days ago

What a brilliant show! Laughed and sang along, real fun for teenagers of the 70s

Iain Broadway 5 days ago

A young cast that is full of energy and fresh enthusiasm bring back fond memories of growing up with Donny Osmond and Bay City Rollers. A really enjoyable feel-good hour with very talented teenagers. (Think Derry Girls go to Edinburgh!)

Diane Roberts 7 days ago

Saw this show last Friday Fantastic really funny and so true to life
could identify with everything and loved the music
Went along as always been a Shang a Lang fan and definitely wasn’t disappointed
Cast were excellent A must see

Pauline Truesdale 7 days ago

This show was fantastic! We were a group of four (two couples) who grew up in this era and this show was very relatable to us all! The cast were brilliant - especially their facial expressions throughout. We weren’t sure what to expect but it superseded all of our expectations. We left having laughed, sang, seat danced and reminisced about our young selves. Well done you were all fantastic! I have already recommended to friends & family.

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