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Calling grandads and grandsons... it's time to hit the stage.

Byline: KENNETH SPEIRS

Grandads and their grandsons are being given a unique chance to take to the stage together.

Paisley Arts Centre is looking for three pairs of real-life grandads and grandsons to be in Old Boy, a show about the special bond across the generations.

And the great thing about the show is that no one will be asked to play a character - they will just have to be themselves.

This will be the chance to work with the professional creative team at Glas(s) Performance and to develop a script based on memories, observations and hopes for the future.

"Each pair will be on stage for circa 15 minutes so there won't be too much to learn and the show will be constructed to make it easy to perform," Renfrewshire Leisure says.

The show's producers say Old Boy features the real relationships of men and boys in an attempt to explore the love that is shared between men in families and the legacy passed down through generations in Scotland.

Do you remember you used to go camping together? Or when you helped your grandson make an ATM out of cardboard for my school project? Stories just like these and more are being sought for the show.

It was first performed at Platform, The Bridge, in Easterhouse as part of the Luminate Festival in October 2017 and is coming back, this time to Paisley.

Being sought are one grandad and his one to two-year-old grandson, another grandad and his eight to 13-year-old grandson, and a grandad and his 18 to 26-year-old grandson.

Those taking part will need to be available for all performances, which will take place at the arts centre on Wednesday and Thursday, June 5 and 6. Short rehearsals will take place weekly from around Saturday, April 27, followed by a final production week on Tuesday, June 4. Express readers interested in taking part or who would like to find out more should contact Gordon Larkin Gordon.larkin@renfrewshire.gov.uk or 0141 618 5103.

Special bond Old Boy is coming to Paisley Arts Cente

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Publication:Paisley Daily Express (Paisley, Scotland)
Date:Apr 10, 2019
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