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1st - 13th October, 7:30pm

13 Oct 2018   -   7:30pm

Full: £10    Concs 1: £8   Concs 2 £6

Cumbernauld Theatre Company present


Adapted by Douglas Maxwell

From the book The flight of the Cassowary by John Levert


Monday 1 – Saturday 13 October


Award winning playwright Douglas Maxwell’s magically comic and thoroughly compelling play explores the intensity of emotions in family life and the tribulations of growing up as a teenager in a contemporary Scottish town.

Facing all the usual struggles of growing up: our unlikely hero Paul, struggles for understanding from his father and mother, struggles to work out just how to get a girlfriend, and struggles to save a goal in football.

But perhaps the biggest struggle he secretly faces is with his own emotions as his sense of reality seems to be shifting around him. Very soon, what’s real and what’s not real, start to merge into one in an intense confusion of belief and identity.

Thrillingly theatrical, by turns, this striking play is a remarkably magical, memorably comic and intimately tender story.  All told by Scotland’s most admired popular playwright, Douglas Maxwell.


Douglas’ other plays include Decky Does a Bronco, Our Bad Magnet and Charlie Sonata. His award-winning plays are performed around the world.


This production contains some minor use of strong language and themes and is not suitable for those aged under 12.


Some of the sounds used in the MANCUB sound design are attributable under Creative Commons licenses as follows:

Under the Creative Commons Attribution Licence:

17333 earthscan1 by irad

47353 River by pcaeldries

189860 NOAA 19 sateliite by saphe

370930 refrigerator_hum by sjturia

433722 Soccer Kicking a football by dersuperanton