The Tron Theatre is raising funds by selling prints of the poster for Underwood Lane, a new work by John Byrne directed by Andy Arnold, that was due to play at the Tron this July. The production, a companion piece to The Slab Boys inspired by the Paisley of Byrne’s youth, had been much anticipated by audiences and many tickets were sold in advance. Telling the tale of a young skiffle band trying to make it, Underwood Lane has it all: style, fierce love rivalry, broken hearts, dodgy dealers, religion, sex and death and is written in memory of John’s Paisley buddy, Gerry Rafferty, who was born and brought up on the titular street.
With our great regret, the production has now been postponed to summer 2021 due to the Tron’s closure as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. To raise funds to support the venue through this difficult time, we will be giving audiences the opportunity to purchase exclusive limited edition prints of the poster artwork. We can guarantee these are truly exclusive and limited edition; there will only be 100 prints available for purchase online over this short period during our closure and they will not be available to purchase when the production is staged in 2021, or at any other time. A very small number of signed prints will also be available for purchase (20). The Tron Theatre's print partners, GH Digital, will be fulfilling the orders with all prices inclusive of delivery.
Those who purchase a print will be supporting the Tron through a challenging time and buying a little piece of history – a rare print of the art of John Byrne and a memento from 2020. In addition to this, everyone who purchases a print will automatically be entered into a special prize draw to win 2 tickets to the Underwood Lane press night in 2021, along with Prosecco on arrival in the Tron Bar, and an interval drink of their choice plus a VIP goody bag on the night, which will include a copy of the Underwood Lane script signed by both John Byrne and Andy Arnold.
Link to the webshop for purchasing
Special thanks to John Byrne for permission to print from his original artwork for Underwood Lane; and to print partner GH Digital, design studio partner Jamhot and website design partner Redpaint for their support to deliver this fundraising initiative.
Underwood Lane is a co-production between Tron Theatre and Renfrewshire Leisure through Renfrewshire Council’s Future Paisley programme.