"A powerful performance . . . by the time we reach the final scene the whole theatre seems touched and enthralled"
“Wit, style and some very grown up humour, Lochhead’s lines fizz with gallus life… funny and utterly serious”
A successful celebrity hairdresser in Glasgow, with her own TV show and a smart loft apartment in the Merchant City, Barbs Marshall has it all. Hasn’t she? Perhaps not. For Barbs is thirty-nine.
Please note that this play contains strong language
“Liz Lochhead's sharp romantic comedy feels fresh and timely, blessed with a winning central performance to provoke a heartfelt and emotional response” The Times
“Lochhead’s writing is a vigorous mixture of sitcom humour and psychological probing, and with this play she has placed herself firmly at the front rank of Scottish writing” The Sunday Times
"Irrepressible... with a story line that is chiefly comedic but with a degree of pathos sometimes in the same sentence." The Courier
"When staying in Pitlochry during the early part of the war, I chanced to see a stately house with a fairly large garden, quite close to the town. I at once realised that here my dream theatre might well be established in this fashionable resort right in the heart of Scotland"… John Stewart, Founder of Pitlochry Festival Theatre.