Cora talks to Gareth K Vile about the development of Glasgow Girls
At first I began meeting with the ‘real’ people, and getting to know those girls, and the extended ‘Glasgow Girls’ ; their teacher Euan Girvan, the headmaster Wilson Blakey, and the indomitable Noreen and Jean.
As I got to know them better as people, I began searching for the cast to represent them on stage,. This took 4 different development stages, as my impression of each person was in constant flux. I wanted to find Music collaborators who would bring a diverse range of musical styles to the table, and reflect the myriad and hybrid influences which the girls were formed by; I approached the phenomenal political Scots-Asian rapper MCSoomT to write the big anthemic numbers for the girls as a gang.
Read the interview in full at vilearts.blogspot.co.uk