THEY wowed audiences in their own stage show last year.
Now Scotland’s famous family – The Broons – are set to tread the boards again next month.
Lanarkshire’s Ups and Downs theatre group, for children and adults with Down’s Syndrome, will mark their 22nd anniversary with a show about all things Scottish.
So the Broons are getting involved along with tennis ace Andy Murray and Jack and Victor from Still Game.
There will also be music from Scots artists, from The Proclaimers to the Bay City Rollers.
The group’s president, Angela Jack, said: “They’re the most iconic family in the country and a huge part of the lives of Scottish people.
“We couldn’t not have them in the show and I think everyone will love them!”
The Ups and Downs – formed by teachers back in 1995 who recognised that students with Down’s Syndrome could realise their potential through the medium of song, drama and dance – will dress up and perform as characters from the comic strips as part of the second act of the show, which celebrates all the good things, and people, the country has to offer.
“It’s certainly going to be an amazing show,” Angela added.
“It’s all about music, movement, mime and dance – and a bit of acting thrown in for good measure too.
“The cast work hard all year and show the positive side of disability.
“They give 100% and make the audience think about what’s possible if you put your mind to it.”
The cast will take to the stage at Hamilton Town House from March 6-11, with performances every evening except Wednesday.
“Tickets are already selling out,” Angela said.
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