Set sail for a nostalgic trip as Para Handy comes to Kirkintilloch


Friday, 5 July, 2019

image of actors and councillor on boat leaving marinaThe cast of Para Handy took to the canal to promote their upcoming production at Kirkintilloch Town Hall.

Following a sold-out run at last year's Edinburgh Fringe, No Nonsense Productions are bringing their nautical tale, 'Para Handy : A Radio Play On Stage' to the recently refurbished venue.

Actors were joined by council officers and Councillor Susan Murray aboard the Maryhill Puffer, a reduced scale replica owned by the Forth and Clyde Canal Society, ahead of the show on Saturday July 27.

For one night only, the cast of three and an accordionist will bring new life to Neil Munro's classic comedy tales in a 1950s Radio Broadcast style.

Sandy Marshall, Chair of East Dunbartonshire Leisure & Culture Trust, said, "Audiences are invited to join the well-loved characters of the Master Mariner, Dougie, MacPhail, Sunny Jim along with a host of others in a nostalgic homage to the Clyde Puffer and her captain. This trip down memory lane is sure to raise a smile."

Councillor Susan Murray, Vice Convener of East Dunbartonshire Council's Place, Neighbourhood & Corporate Assets Committee, added, "As the home of the Puffer, Kirkintilloch is a fitting venue for this maritime themed production. We're delighted to welcome this well-established company to our new-look hall.”

The production - adapted, directed by and starring Kevin Jannetts – will be at Kirkintilloch Town Hall on Saturday 27 July at 7pm and is suitable for age 16+. Bar refreshments will be available during the interval. Tickets cost £12 and can be booked online ( or by calling 0141 777 3143 (Mon - Fri: 9am-1pm & 2-4pm).

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