A BUSY playwright from Gourock is bringing a hat-trick of shows to the stage in Glasgow this year.

David Carswell is taking two old favourites, his adaptation of Irvine Welsh's PORNO and The Tommy Burns Story, to the King's Theatre.

But he will also be showcasing a new production, 'jukebox musical' Glasgow Kiss, which is set in the city, at the Pavilion Theatre later in the year.

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David, 50, said: "Glasgow Kiss features songs by artists connected to the greatest city in the world - Simple Minds, Primal Scream, Texas, The Bluebells, AC/DC, Gerry Cinnamon, Frankie Miller, Biffy Clyro, The Silencers, Blue Nile.

"It's about a guy James who returns to Glasgow after 20 years for a family funeral and while home bumps into his first love.

"There is plenty of humour, a healthy chunk of romance and cracking songs. It also contains swearing - well it is set in Glesga, so what do you expect?"

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David has been working on the new show for the last year and feels it will strike a chord with many music lovers who grew up in the 1980s.

He said: "It was originally going to be a Simple Minds musical, something like the Proclaimers and Sunshine on Leith.

"We met their manager at the Edinburgh Fringe and he gave us tickets for their gig at Princes Street Gardens and they were a bit wary about the show being entirely about them, although we are still going to use a couple of songs."

Meanwhile David, who is a big Celtic fan, has managed to raise an incredible £40,000 for the club charity foundation and hopes to make it £50,000 with the final run of the Tommy Burns Story.

He said: "Local lad Liam Harkins will be reprising the role of Tommy for a fourth time, alongside local cast member Ruairidh Forde, directed by Felix O’Brien and supported by a backstage team full of Inverclyde talent."

David took PORNO to London's west end last year and was thrilled when famous writer Welsh gave it a glowing review online.

It runs at the King’s Theatre on May 10 and 11, The Tommy Burns Story is at the King’s Theatre between July 18-20 and Glasgow Kiss runs at the Pavilion Theatre from September 30 to October 5.