McLuckie’s Line is the new hit play by playwright Martin Travers and actor Martin Docherty that premiered at the Citizens Theatre in April to critical and audience acclaim and is touring throughout Scotland in September 2018.
McLuckie’s Line is a raw,hard hitting yet hilarious monologue that delves into the wounded soul of Lawrence McLuckie. An unemployed actor and compulsive gambler waiting nervously in a claustrophobic corridor of a Glasgow hospital expecting a phone call from his aloof theatrical agent. An offer of work that will change his life forever– what could go wrong? Place your bets!
Recently diagnosed with cancer and unable to take the oppressive silence of waiting with other people dreading treatment; he reflects on his life, on death and on what it feels to be working class and talented in a business that is more than ever the domain of the privileged few.
“…stunningly vivid evocation of life on the front line in working class Glasgow…stories that have an energy and poetry that are funny, angry and elegiac… ” The Scotsman, Joyce McMillan ★★★★
“Martin Docherty is tremendous as the bold Larry” Daily Record, Anna Burnside ★★★★
“The lyrical, yet profane writing is a joy…feels like a spontaneous meeting with an old friend – the kind you love dearly” The List, Lorna Irvine ★★★★