Yes, no, maybe is a laughing matter

Write It presents The Brand New Referendum Review Show at the Glad Cafe in Shawlands tonight, Thursday. 7.30pm, over 18s only. Tickets £5(£3).

Following sell-out runs at the Southside Fringe and Edinburgh Fringe, Write It returns to the Glad Cafe with brand new sketches and music looking at the issues and consequences surrounding the big debate.

The review poses questions and offers answers to the biggest public political decision in generations, examining the positive and negative ramifications of ‘Yes, let’s do it’, ‘No, I don’t think so’, ‘I’m Not Sure - Help’, or ‘The Sooner This Is All this is Over The Better’.

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Written by Alex Cox, Graham de Banzie and Ewan Park and featuring John Love, Angie Cassidy.

Described as a themed show of comedy and music, the players offer their own irreverent trawl through the issues of the independence debate.

Reviewers hail it as: ‘Really funny, expertly presented. All involved get my vote’, ‘Songs were so clever and strong scripts and cast’, this is a must-see gig and tonight’s the last chance to see it at Glad before the big day’.

That’s not to say the script was written with any intention of influencing votes — but it is an insightful and amusing view on a contentious issue wrapped in a clever comic mantle.

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In a recent interview for the online magazine broadwaybaby, de Banzie described the ethos behind the words, saying: “I’m not strictly a stand-up, although I do write for actors who will be standing up and delivering to an audience with only a microphone and some sound effects.

“The three of us — Alex, Ewan and myself — are local writers and we all have different styles, so you’ll see a mix but we’re all bitter, twisted and fairly cynical and that is reflected in what we write.”

Angie Cassidy is a recent graduate of the esteemed Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Glasgow based actor John Love is an experienced film and theatre actor.

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On his profile for the online talent list, he describes himself as a: “versatile performer” with a worthy portfolio of various dialects or accents.

He added: “I’ve played a wide range of roles from comedy to horror, via musical theatre and serious drama.”

Produced by Write It!, the show underpromises and always overdelivers.

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