Stirling Theatre Troupe Smashes World Record


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Local MP Witness to Impressive Production

Dunblane-based performing arts organisation Rubber Chicken Theatre have entered the annals of history, clinching the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the Fastest Theatrical Production after a stellar event on Sunday 20th February 2022.

Against the backdrop of the much loved Macrobert Arts Centre at the University of Stirling, the cast and crew of over 200 delivered a fantastic performance of Bob Carlton’s jukebox musical ‘Return to the Forbidden Planet’, 9 hours, 59 minutes and 3 seconds after finding out which show they’re be performing.

As an official witness to proceedings, Stirling MP Alyn Smith had a front-row seat to see the theatrical magic come to life, and the troupe deliver a fantastic evening of entertainment for the assembled audience.

Stirling MP Alyn Smith said:

‘This really was a special event, and speaks volumes to the fantastic local cultural talent we have here in Stirling. The team at Rubber Chicken Theatre have blown it out of the park, and carried themselves into the world history books with their performance at Macrobert.’

‘We’ve a flourishing creative arts scene stretching right across the Stirling area, and the efforts of the ‘Chickens’ in this performance really exemplifies the strength of our cultural sector. That’s why I’m backing Stirling’s bid for City of Culture 2025, and look forward to even more fantastic events and performances as life begins to resume some normality.’

Pamela, Creative Director at Rubber Chicken Theatre said:

‘We’re absolutely thrilled to have regained the title after losing it to a group from Spain in 2020. Everyone worked tirelessly from the moment we opened the box until the curtain came down and this record title is an absolute testament to their talents and commitment. In the last two years, we’ve tried so hard to keep the stage lights burning brightly and it is wonderful to finally see audiences, casts and crews start to come together again. 

‘We can’t wait to get stuck into our next production and help show the world why Stirling deserves to be the City of Culture 2025.’