Artist and playwright John Byrne’s artwork for Underwood Lane
Artist and playwright John Byrne’s artwork for Underwood Lane

Byrne Brings Back 1960’s Paisley, from Underwood Lane to Baker Street

Title:
Underwood Lane

Dates:
7 Jul 2022 – 30 Jul 2022
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A companion piece to John Byrne’s The Slab Boys, inspired by the Paisley of his youth, his Underwood Lane tells the tale of a young skiffle band trying to make it. Written in memory of Byrne’s Paisley friend, the singer/songwriter Gerry Rafferty, who was born and brought up on the street in the musical play’s title, it is packed with iconic songs from the early 1960s played live by a cast of ten actor-musicians, the vintage style recalling Byrne’s classic TV hits Your Cheatin’ Heart and Tutti Frutti.

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