Past Productions

Russel Barr as Bernice Hindley - Sisters, Such Devoted Sisters production shotDrag Queen Bernice Hindley – “Myra’s niece” – pulls you into a secret city. Meet her fucked-up friends and family: Violent trannies, self-combusting grannies, Jack Russells driving cars…

At its heart, there’s a sickening crime story from Glasgow’s gay underworld. But it’s just part of Russell Barr’s funny, touching show about a young man blowing up pigeons, shoplifting, and making an unlikely identity for himself.


‘Riotously funny… an observant writer and a compelling performer’
-Daily Telegraph

‘Macabre, yet also very funny, blending bitchy banter, acute observation and touches of the surreal… and as sour-sweet as sherbet lemons’
-The Times

‘A rich stew of a show that has the steamy stench of a dark Jacobean comedy… hilarious, excoriating and intensely moving’
-The Guardian

‘An astonishingly well-judged performance… sometimes shocking, sometimes funny, and always delivered with compelling vividness’
-Time Out


Writer and Performer: Russell Barr
Director: Ben Wright
Designer: Theo Clinkard
Lighting: Sarah Gilmartin
Commissioned score by: Adam Stones
Make-up designer: Damien Stirk
Associate Director: Naomi Jones
Stage Manager: Chris Hay


Sisters, Such Devoted Sisters toured Belfast, Huddersfield, Birmingham, London, Bolton, Lancaster, Aberystwyth, Warwick, Brighton and Liverpool from 18th Feb – 12th March 2005 in association with Out of Joint and The Drill Hall, after an acclaimed run at the Traverse, Edinburgh from 5 – 28th August 2004.

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