Tron Theatre is bringing free pop-up outdoor theatre experiences to the doorsteps of families across Glasgow this winter, made possible through funding received by the Performing Arts Venue Relief Fund and delivered in accordance with strict social distancing and COVID-19 guidelines. Suitcase Stories will see three teams create professional mini-street theatre experiences to be performed from a suitcase as a pop-up event in locations across the city from December through to March 2021.

Our first Suitcase Story, FRONT ROW CARGO by Fiona Manson has delivered all it’s parcels for 2020, and popped up at close doors, on front paths, in gardens and on drying greens across the city over the last few weeks.


It’s New Year 2021. A wee woman is all packed up and ready to make a new start. All she needs to do is wait for her taxi to arrive. But life is never that simple, especially for someone who can’t resist dancing to the beat of their own drum! A theatrical bubble of silliness and fun for all the family, aged 5 to 105, inspired by silent movies, variety shows, and Glasgow’s iconic dance halls.

Created and performed by Diane Thornton

Fergus Dunnet – Designer
Ruth Mills – Choreographer
Suzie Ferguson – Outside Eye
Suzanne Goldberg – Stage Manager
Jordan Blackwood – Producer

Due to lockdown restrictions, this Suitcase Story will unfortunately not be able to be delivered. All customers who have booked in for a visit will be transferred to the next Suitcase Story (subject to restrictions) and will have been contacted by our Box Office team.

Suitcase Stories is being delivered with support from the Scottish Government’s Performing Arts Venue Relief Fund, administered by Creative Scotland.

Illustration by Jamie Macdonald