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Absolutely terrific just as I remember it from when it first appeared on television. My wife being English found it really good even though I was asked what is she saying and what does that mean so many times. Excellent
If you haven't seen this it is a must, especially if you come from Scotland and your family can remember the days of the "tenements" in Glasgow. Even if you are not Scottish this really is a great "watch" it is sad and it is funny and full of actors you will recognize from other TV shows. Easy watching if you want something to cheer you up.
Oh my goodness. My Scottish mother used a Steamie and I remember it from when a toddler in a pushchair. That was in England though but just the same. Took me while to get into the Glasgow accents again but a brilliant portrayal.
Written by Tony Roper, The Steamie is a hilarious play about the housewives who toiled with pram loads of laundry in Glasgow's old public wash houses on New Year's Eve. Classic comedy and Glasgow patter blend with excellent performances from Dorothy Paul, Eileen McCallum and others, with a young Peter Mullan performing well as the hard drinking handyman of the Steamie.
One has not REALLY lived until one has watched or seen the original 'Steamie'. The characters are wonderful! This is the perfect gift for anyone from the Celtic regions of the UK or even the English - as long as the latter are given a lesson on the vernacular. It is a unigue experience! I never tire of watching it and bought this one as a gift, to introduce the recipient to a new but very old kind of Scottish theatre.
This is a somewhat condensed version of the original play, but still well worth watching. Who can forget the pathos of Dorothy Paul's speech as she tells of a woman's work? Eileen McCallum's portrayal of a loudmouthed, lovable Glesca wifie with a heart of gold is also memorable. They may have mimed to the songs, but don't let this put you off. If the play is ever revived, fight for a ticket.
Scottish humour at its best and great performance from the cast. Now reissued the price is far more accessible the play has not lost its ability to have you laughing and crying at the same time. The mice and tatties routine is absolutely brilliant and sheer joy to watch.Tony Ropers play has stood the test of time and is still packing them in at theatres all over the country.