Theatre preview: Still Game @ Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Published by METRO

Tonight (26 June) until Sunday (1 July), Tue-Fri 8pm, Thu, Sat & Sun 2.45pm, £7-£10, Tron Theatre, Glasgow. Tel: 0141 552 4267. www.tron.co.uk

You all know that our economy fell on its backside back in 2007, right, but do you really know why? Here’s my theory: because Still Game was cancelled. Think about it — no sooner were the credits of the classic BBC One sitcom rolling for the final time was the UK’s fiscal framework beginning to buckle. Five long years ago.

Now, unless you’ve been hiding under a rock somewhere, you’ll know that this celebrated comedy follows the exploits of two Glasgow pensioners who are determined to enjoy their old age.

We haven’t heard much of Jack and Victor for a while, but now their creators are making them tread the boards.

Performed by an all-new cast, this play by Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill features the lovable duo contemplating life, love, and how many bars of electric heater to put on.

What’s that? You don’t think it will work in a theatre? Well, Still Game began life as a stage show — so there.

Whether you need to beg, steal or borrow to make it to Tron Theatre this week — I think it’s about time you paid Jack and Victor a visit, don’t you?