Theatre preview: Hitch/Crunch
@ Platform, Glasgow

Published by METRO

Saturday 13 October, 7pm, £3.50—£8,
Platform, Glasgow. 0141 276 9696.

Two of Scotland’s most exciting young theatre performers have been very busy this past fortnight.

While you spent your October evenings arguing over whether it was time to start putting on the central heating, Kieran Hurley and Gary McNair were touring Hitch/Crunch nationwide.

This challenging double bill – a pair of critically acclaimed solo shows – arrives at Platform in Glasgow’s Easterhouse tomorrow night for its final curtain call.

Hurley’s autobiographical piece Hitch deals with themes of protest and change as it takes us on an inspiring ride from the Weeg to the Italian town of L’Aquila, where the G8 summit was held in 2009.

‘It’s been great showing an old work to new audiences,’ said Hurley. ‘Hopefully the gig in Easterhouse will be a continuation of that, maybe with some familiar faces in the crowd, too.’

Crunch – written and performed by McNair – is a thought-provoking live experiment that questions the value of money through a five-step programme designed to liberate ourselves from the stuff.

Missing out on just one of these bold works of purpose and cohesion would be a shame, but you’d be a downright fool to miss out on two.