Tron Creative presents

Outside Eyes

Recomended Age 12+

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Recomended Age: 12+

Outside Eyes is the Tron’s annual scratch night, presenting a selection of brand new ideas from theatre-makers and live artists to an audience keen to see the boldest new performance Glasgow has to offer.

Our 4 lead artists presenting work this year are: Indra Wilson, Jack MacGregor, Laila Noble and Andrew Simpson.

Float by Indra Wilson

“Do you know who the first person to go to space was? Barbie!
In 1965, Miss Astronaut Barbie went galactic four years before man landed on the moon. This galactic adventure lit a spark in my childhood heart, turning me into a space enthusiast.”

Float is an autobiographical performance that explores how one copes with grief after losing a pregnancy as a young, queer person. The show uses imagery of the solar system through AV and interweaves audio clips from historic space missions, both successful and not, as a metaphor for the turbulent journey that pregnancy can feel like and the intense feelings of failure and isolation that often accompany pregnancy loss.

GRAFT [a North Coast 500 play] by Jack MacGregor

The sun has fallen away, and the lights of the Kessock glow dim, but the work is just beginning for Ali. Graft is a solo monologue that follows a driver’s lonely journey north from Inverness to Thurso. Under the cover of darkness, we learn the true nature of Ali’s trip north, who sent him, and why. Inspired by a residency project with Inverness Prison, Graft is a polemic on rural crime. An illicit journey up the crooked spine of the country, Graft focuses on lived realities in small-town Scotland.

Mererid and the Mallard by Laila Noble

Mererid is a gate wench – very dull work – bound by her highly important duty to stop the kingdom of Cantre’r Gwaelod from drowning. Mallard is… a duck. In the wake of a catastrophic flood they find each other floating about, and piece together the truth behind why the gates were left open and how Mererid became the most hated wench off the coast of Wales.

A comedy-drama inspired by the Mabinogion.

The Land of Cockaigne by Andrew Simpson

In 1567 the Dutch painter Pieter Bruegel the Elder depicted “The Land of Cockaigne” in one of his many works portraying the absurdity, foolishness and inexplicable nature of human behaviour.

451 years later, Andrew worked in the complaints department of a call centre for a major supermarket chain. In response to missed deliveries, misshapen sausages and unexpected items his job was to listen and apologise, listen and apologise.

Andrew will present some surreal experiments in fusing movement, unreliable storytelling and autofiction to ask:
How might a modern utopia look? What transformations does our capitalist society demand of us? And what might Bruegel think of it all?

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