Victor, Jack and Winston, three friends and wily old widowers are trapped to their own devices 19 stories up in a Glasgow high rise. "The lift's aff!" and until it gets fixed there's hee haw to do but argue, reminisce and wind each other up. With time now the enemy and very few challenges left they can only ask are we ... "Still Game"? Written by Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill, stars of The Comedy Unit/BBC hit comedy show "Chewin' the Fat", "Still Game" is a hilarious and touching play of three seniors who refuse to go quietly. After touring "Still Game" extensively in Scotland, England, Ireland and Canada this performance was recorded live in Glasgow on 5th March 1999.
Brilliant Scottish comedy
- Chewin' the Fat: Still Game - Live in Glasgow! review by MF
Sadly, not well-known in England, this brilliant Scottish comedy adapts well to the stage. Just as in the TV programme, the stand-out performance is by Paul Riley as Winston-one of the great comedy characters. If you haven't seen it, I'd encourage you to rent the whole series, six to date, along with two Christmas and two Hogmannay specials. One of the funniest comedies ever made.
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Where it all started
- Chewin' the Fat: Still Game - Live in Glasgow! review by PN
Still Game before it hit the TV for 8 series originated in the original Chewin the Fat and this stage show, I wouldn't be surprised if they based the decision to go to it's own show from the success of this stage show. The characters are all the same, same storylines, family etc. Just old guys, trapped in the flat because the lift was broken but the characters being fly and ridiculing each other is excellent. I loved this on VHS years ago, great to see it on DVD again. Must see for all Still Game fans and you'll notice if you watched series 8 that one of the episodes where they go to Navid's mates caravan, they re-used the South Africa scene in this show.