4There is no toilet in the flat and everyone shares one outside their tenement
5The people in thetenementWould share aWashing line space.No flats had hotrunning waterSome had no waterAt all
6Whole flatFacing leftFacing right.The flat was oneSitting space, oneKitchen and a bedusually in a cupboard.An extra bed wouldPull out like a drawerFrom the bigger bed
7The close wasA stairway. AtEach level isTwo flatsone on the left sideone on the right sideThere would be about7 or 8 flats in aTenementBecause there flatsWere so smallThe stairs wereA place for kids toPlay and peopleTo chat and hang out
8The kids had no space so mostly played out in the Back of the tenement. In mud, and yuck and not nice things(conditions of course that often lead to illness)
9John is trying to find work but can’t Instead of going to the pub he goes to the library.This is a picture of the Gorbals Library(south east side of Glasgow) in the 1930s
10Act I scene One. Winter, in Flat. Meet Maggie, Granny and kids Lily (maggie’s sister) comes by. Talks with Maggie about how poor she is (Lily isn’t as poor), the kids having lice, no clothes to keep them warm, Gives Maggie tin of beans, they talk about how she doesn’t like John (even though he tries hard and doesn’t drink), hear Jenny’s hanging with bad people, Bertie is sick but Maggie not taking to hospital,John comes home Lily leaves Maggie and John talk. We find out they love each other and are very worried about how to make it all work.Mrs Harris & Mrs Wilson (neighbour) comes over tells them Alec & Isa’s (son and daughter in law) flat has fallen down and they are missing. John goes out to look for themMrs Harris, Mrs Wilson, Maggie talk about Mrs Bone (neighbour) being abused. All go home. Maggie goes to bed.
11Act One Scene Two same day closer to midnight. Bed and pillow on ground Alec and Isa move into Maggie & John’s flat. Isa is not a nice to Alec. They all go to bed.Maggie & John share some beans talk about how to make it workJenny comes home from being out with friends. John gets mad at her, makes her wash her make up off, big fight cause she’s been drinking, Jenny runs away.
12Act II, Scene I A week later, tidy kitchen mattress near wall. Maggie & John out Neighbours hanging out with Granny before she gets picked up and moved.Isa, Jenny Alec come home to the ladies watching kids and grannyMaggie comes home and talks about Bertie with TB being kept in hospital till Maggie sorts the living conditions out.Granny & neighbours leave.Lily, Maggie, Jenny, Isa talk about what the doctors said and then Maggie tries to get Jenny to move back home but she gets her suitcase and leaves meets John at door. he’s sad. She still goesMaggie alone with John. Talk about the terrible stuff happening to them (Jenny and Bertie)
13Act Two Scene two a month later in the afternoon Alec and Isa fight about Isa maybe leaving with Peter Robb, Isa goes to bed to calm downMaggie and Alec talk sends Alec for chips he whines and she lets him go get a bit of whiskyJohn comes home and is really mad about alcohol in his home Isa gets up and flirts with John.Ernest talks about needing new football boots they talk about how they can do it.
14Act III Christmas Eve afternoon Ernest listening to Jazz, Granny back, Maggie in a new dressJohn gives Maggie a red hat for Christmas, Ernie gets new football bootsMrs Bone and Mrs Harris come over all happy christmas gossipIsa come in to get her stuff to leave. Alec finds her. They have a huge fight and she stabs him and when he’s fallen over she grabs her stuff and leavesLily and Maggie together. Jenny comes home to tell them she’d been to hospital and learned about Bertie’s TB and she’s got their name on a council house list, because she ‘s dating a rich guy she’ll cover the deposit and get them to a better house.John comes home gets really mad and then Maggie puts her foot down and says they are going to the new house.The end
15SOCIAL SUB TOPICS Lack of Employment Poor Working Conditions Scottish Nationalism/PoliticsQuality of Health/Health system/TB/Other illnessesPoor Living ConditionsFood/Lack there ofChildren/SchoolFun/Social livesRole of Women & Role of ManImmigration/EmmigrationWWI ending and WWII coming - affecting people in Scotland