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Cured

A Glasgay! Commission by Stef Smith

Directed by Ros Phillips
Designed by Jessica Brettle
Lighting Design by Malcolm Rogan
Stage Management by Ammie Jay

TUE 22 – SAT 26 OCT 7.30pm
The Arches
253 Argyle Street G2 8DL
Tickets £11 (conc £8)
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“Part of the recovery process is to be okay with one’s former self. I myself am an ex-gay.
My therapy involved working with horses… you know cleaning them out and such. I mean we didn’t ride them or anything. That would be ridiculous.’

On the eve of her 40th birthday, Susan walks into a clinic that claims it can cure her of her “homosexual tendencies’. As the stories of her sit-com loving mother, her confident new girlfriend and the Clinic’s strange but sweet receptionist intertwine and unravel around her, Susan must finally confront the secrets she can no longer hide.

Inspired by real accounts of conversion therapy, two performers, Julie Hale and Mary Gapinski, uncover the stories of four women in a brand new play about love, identity and The Golden Girls.

“They do a lot of sitting around in satin pyjamas eating cheese cake. You know. The Golden Girls. I still can’t believe Estelle Getty’s dead.’

Written by Olivier Award-winning writer Stef Smith (RoadKill, Falling/Flying and Tea and Symmetry – A BBC Scotland Radio Drama ) and directed by Ros Philips (My Name is Rachel Corrie, Falling/Flying and A Hundred Tiny Plays about Britain).

‘political, observational, mystical, erotic, tragic’ – The Scotsman

‘gorgeous, funny, brave’ – The Herald

(praise for Falling/Flying written by Stef Smith and directed by Ros Philips)