Here at AAA Towers, we’re all set for a Seventies-tinged summer as official online media sponsors of I Ran With The Gang – a play capturing the nostalgia of a period in musical history that will forever be known as the time of ‘Rollermania’.
That’s right, AAA Edinburgh will be rockin’ to the shang-a-lang sound of the music when the smash-hit production returns to Le Monde for its third Edinburgh Fringe season – and we invite you to dig out your tartan flares and join us.
The show, written by award-winning playwright Liam Rudden (Thief, Silence In Court, Conflict In Court), is a celebration of those heady days of hit songs, hectic touring schedules, Top of the Pops appearances and the behind-the-scenes pandemonium that followed the Edinburgh band everywhere they went.
At its core, the play reveals the story of Alan Longmuir, the original Bay City Roller, and tells of his rise from working as a plumber to being a heartthrob to millions. As young Alan (Stephen Arthur) reflects on his incredible life, he’s aided and abetted by a host of colourful characters (played by John McColl and Stephen Humpage).
But this fun, fast-paced production also features a set of the Rollers’ biggest hits, including Bye Bye Baby, Shang-a-Lang, Keep On Dancing and Summerlove Sensation, and ends with a Q&A with Longmuir himself.
“We are delighted to have AAA Edinburgh as our on-line media partner,” says LRStageworks Ops Manager Stephen Hunter. “Keep checking thewww.aaaedinburgh.co.uk for news.”
Longmuir, who is just home from a trip to Toronto, where I Ran With The Gang went down a storm, adds, “We had a brilliant time where the show was really well received. We were blown away by the reaction. It was an humbling experience – I still can’t quite believe it’s happening all over again.
“I can’t wait to get back on stage for our third Fringe season at Le Monde in August… there’s even a new song in the set that I’m very excited about, you heard it here first.”
I Ran With The Gang, Le Monde, George Street, 5-28 August, Sunday-Friday 7pm (not Saturdays), £15, 0131-226 0000, www.lrstageworks or www.edfringe.com
*VIP front row tickets £20 exclusively from Le Monde
Photo credit: Susan Rostron