My Left / Right Foot - the Musical

Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline; Theatre Royal, Brighton; The Dundee Rep Theatre

April - May 2019


The local am-dram society is under pressure to comply with the equalities agenda. They come up with a cunning plan to create a gripping show starring ‘the disabled’. What could be better than the Oscar-winning ‘My Left Foot’? The only snag is they don’t have any disabled actors – but that never stopped Daniel Day-Lewis!

In the world of amateur theatre, winning the one-act festival isn’t a matter of life and death – it’s much more important. Throw in a love triangle and throw out political correctness, all the drama happens behind the curtains.

Written and Directed by Robert Softley Gale, co-director of Wendy Hoose and creator of If These Spasms Could Speak and Blanche & Butch. With music and lyrics by award-winning partnership Scott Gilmour and Claire McKenzie (The Snow Queen) and Richard Thomas(Jerry Springer – The Opera).

Birds of Paradise and National Theatre of Scotland present this hilarious new musical on tour after sell out success at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe.

A Birds of Paradise Theatre Company and National Theatre of Scotland co-production

All performances of My Left Right Foot – The Musical contain an integrated BSL performer, captions and verbal description.

Fringe First and Herald Angel Award-Winning

Age guide: 16+
Contains strong language and strong humour!


  • 5 Stars

    Both the songs and performances soar… this co-production is hilarious.

    The List

  • 5 Stars

    Profane and wonderful

    Daily Mail

  • 5 Stars

    You'd be hard pushed to find something else quite this special at the festival.

    Broadway World

  • 5 Stars

    equally hilarious and up-lifting.

    Sunday Post

  • 5 Stars

    if ever a show deserved a post-Fringe run, this is it


  • 5 Stars

    Fight for a ticket, it’s a must-see show

    British Theatre Guide

  • 5 Stars

    A delight from start to finish, expect your face to ache from smiling non-stop.

    Music Theatre Review

  • 5 Stars

    riotously funny, often potty-mouthed…

    Evening Standard

  • 4 Stars

    Utterly fanspastic

    The Herald

  • 4 Stars

    Will challenge perceptions while making you laugh hysterically

    Wee Review

  • 4 Stars

    A cracker


  • 4 Stars

    an unforgettable new musical

    The Skinny


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