Directed by Celia Bonner
5th - 12th December 2015
It's Hogmanay. In that great Victorian institution, the Steamie, four
women set about getting their heavy loads of washing done in time for
the bells. Amongst the heat and the suds, Mrs Culfeathers, Dolly,
Doreen and the irrepressible Magrit swap tales of menfolk, memories
and mince, as they wring sheets dry over sinks and scrub the dirt
from their husbandsí overalls with ferocity, dedication . . . and a
wicked sense of humour.
As they gossip, laugh, sing and cry together - both hindered and
helped by the Steamie's ubiquitous handy man, Andy - the quartet
conjure up a poignant, hilarious cameo of life in 1950s Glasgow, when
community was everything. They're oor pals . . .