The Hippie Shakes is a new piece of gig theatre about a distinctively female journey of survival, motherhood, intergenerational cycles of addiction, and extreme poverty. Based on a true story, this play combines intimate storytelling with the music of the 60s.
Based on a true story, this new piece of gig theatre is a distinctly female story of motherhood, survival, and intergenerational cycles of abuse. Chickie is a woman divided. She is torn between her desire for freedom and her responsibilities as a mother. She wants her husband's undivided love but must grapple with him pulling the family into the illegal drug trade of the hippie movement. Set during the turbulent 60s and 70s, this one-woman show combines intimate storytelling, dark humour and live music to tell a truly incredible story.
This play is being produced by Sweaty Palms Productions. Sweaty Palms Productions was founded in 2017 and is comprised of a collective of international artists - Kalyl Kadri, Frankie Regalia, Ryan Lester, Sari Shrayteh & Helen Potter. It is an artistically cooperative company that is dedicated to bridging the connection between live performance & social change, attaching activism to all work. We are particularly focused on making a more accessible theatre industry through skill sharing, free workshops, and collaborative artistic practices.
Old Gym Theatre @ Acting Coach Scotland Unit 32 Acting Coach Scotland, Govan Workspace, 6 Harmony Row G51 3BA
By Car If you’re coming by car from the East, the most direct way from the M8 is to exit at Junction 24. If you are coming from the West, the most direct way from the M8 is to exit at Junction 25. If you’re coming from the City Centre you should still come via the motorway to avoid city traffic. Harmony Row has several parts, so head for the part that’s off Govan Road to prevent confusion.
Parking There’s parking to the left of the studio marked as visitor parking.
By Subway Take the subway to Govan from any of the other stations and it will take no more than 15 minutes to reach us. From there, our studio is just a straight 3 minute walk down Govan Road towards Govan Shopping Centre. Look out for a church and a building called Govan Workspace, our office is in Rosneath building behind the main building.
By Bus The nearest bus stop to 6 Harmony Row is Govan Bus Station which is adjacent to Govan Subway Station.