An excerpt of Glasgow Girls will feature in the in the Ryder Cup Gala Concert at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow on Wednesday 24 September. Tickets are available from ticketmaster.co.uk, ticketsoup.com, or by calling 08444 999 990 or 0844 395 4000.
Other artists and companies to feature are Jake Bugg, Nile Rodgers, Texas, Amy Macdonald, Twin Atlantic, Nina Nesbitt, Eddi Reader, Midge Ure, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Scottish Ballet and Scottish Opera.
Based on a true story, Glasgow Girls follows a group of seven teenage girls whose lives are changed forever when they arrive at school one day to be told that one of their friends – and her asylum seeking family – have been forcibly taken from their home to be deported.
Their campaign for their friend became one of the most vocal and powerful asylum campaigns to capture the imagination of the media and to inspire a community to unite behind its residents; Glasgow Girls is not just a life-affirming musical, it is their story.
Conceived for the stage and directed by Cora Bissett. Book by David Greig. Music and Lyrics by Cora Bissett, Sumati Bhardwaj (Soom T), Patricia Panther and the Kielty Brothers
Presented by the National Theatre of Scotland, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Citizens Theatre, Richard Jordan Productions Ltd and Pachamama Productions, in association with Merrigong Theatre Company (Australia).