01/07/2021 – 17/07/2021
24/11/2021 – 02/01/2022
with Andonella Thomson
Wed 02 Dec – 10:30 AM
Wed 02 Dec – 11:45 AM
Wed 02 Dec – 01:00 PM
Online Content
1 hours
Free but ticketed
Level: All
Suitable for: All

with Andonella Thomson

Sales for this event will stop at 10pm, Tuesday 1st December

Throughout the next few months we are offering One to One online sessions with arts professionals and friends of the Tron. These will be advice sessions and a chance to pick the brains of arts professionals from different specialisms in a safe space. Different facilitators will have different specialisms so please keep an eye out for other names coming in the season to see who you will get the most of out of meeting.

Please note these are one-off sessions, each session is 1 hour. There is only one slot per session but a waiting list will be available. Each practitioner will be doing dates with both the Tron and the Gaiety at different times of day so if our dates are sold then do head over to the Gaiety website to see what else is available.

Andonella Thomson:
Andonella is a coach, trainer, motivator, mentor and business coach. Co-founder of Kingscavil Consulting, she works with everyone from chief executives to small business owners, national firms to individual artists to establish clarity and embrace change. Examples of things Andonella might be able to help with include:

a.         Being able to leave work behind when the laptop is just a few feet away – this brings with it many challenges on its own
b.         work:life balance
c.         stress and anxiety
d.         time management
e.         motivation
f.          performance – yours and staff’s/ colleagues
g.         dealing with staff/ managers/ peers
h.         communication – zoom can be exhausting and not as easy as face to face for many.

www.kingscavilconsulting.com


Thu 03 Dec – 07:15 PM
Online Content
Free but ticketed

Sales for this event will stop at 10pm, Wednesday 2nd December

Wise Children have teamed up with their friends at Kneehigh and Bristol Old Vic to bring you Kneehigh’s award-winning production of The Flying Lovers Of Vitebsk directed by Emma Rice, LIVE ON STAGE at the Bristol Old Vic 3, 4 and 5 December.

Director Emma Rice and composer Ian Ross will be delivered a Q&A especially for the Tron and Gaiety on Friday 11 December, so we are inviting you to join us to tune in to watch the show live on Thursday 3 December.

Scotland is small and theatre folk are very used to bumping into each other in the foyer before a show. So before the live stream we will be holding a pre show get together in our Zoom bar and then will come back online afterwards to talk about the show. Drinks are welcome, put on your gladrags or stay in your joggers, it’s entirely up to you. Information on the live stream is below, we look forward to seeing you there.

Tickets for the show can be booked here.


with Jude Doherty (Grid Iron) and Alan Richardson (Surge)
Fri 04 Dec – 02:00 PM
Online Content
£4-£7
Level: All
Suitable for: Directors/Theatre Makers/Producers

with Jude Doherty (Grid Iron) and Alan Richardson (Surge)

Sales for this event will stop at 10pm, Thursday 3rd December

A discussion with leaders of two of Scotland’s most prominent companies known for working in unusual spaces about their work and the practicalities of making it all happen. 

With many artists looking for new ways to create work outside of traditional theatre spaces, we will be discussing the benefits of outdoor work, along with challenges and practicalities of making it happen. This event will be suitable for anyone wishing to explore making outdoor work for the first time. 

All workshops this season have tickets available through both the Tron and the Gaiety, if one has sold out then do make sure you check the other to grab a spot.

Judith Doherty is Chief Executive and Co-Artistic Director of Grid Iron.  She founded the company in 1995. From 2000 – 2020 she was a member of the Board of Directors of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society and she has also sat on the boards of the Independent Theatre Council and NVA.  She is a member of the Scottish Drama Training Network management team.  Freelance work has included Edinburgh International Book Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, Edinburgh International Festival, Unique Events and BBC Scotland.  In 2003 Judith received the Jack Tinker Spirit of the Fringe Award for her services to the festival.  She graduated from University of Edinburgh in 1995 with an MA (Hons) in History of Art and English Literature.

www.gridiron.org.uk

Alan has working in outdoor arts sector for 30 years as a producer, director, teacher, performer, musician and musical director. He has created and delivered outdoor arts training courses in Porto (European Capital of Culture 2001) and Liverpool (Hope St LTD). He has programmed street theatre festivals in Porto, Liverpool and Glasgow. He has also directed multiple outdoor and indoor performances that have enjoyed international touring success.

Alan is currently Director of Surge, dedicated to the promotion and development of outdoor arts, physical theatre and circus across Scotland. In this role, he develops and delivers professional development, masterclasses, residencies and outreach programmes across Scotland, and Surge Festival, Scotland’s only outdoor arts festival in July in Glasgow.

www.surge.scot


with Jack Bowman
Fri 11 Dec – 10:30 AM
Online Content
£7-£10
Level: All
Suitable for: Performers, Writers, Directors

with Jack Bowman

Sales for this event will stop at 10pm, Thursday 10th December

As the global lockdown began, Jack Bowman, a scripted podcast veteran of 15 years experience (formerly of Audible UK, BBC Studios Audio), came to hard realisation that scripted audio production would have to adapt and evolve incredibly quickly. With no studios, no means of bringing a cast together, no means of working in a company, just how could one create audio content in the ‘new normal’?

Using his recent hit podcast series, Circles, as a working example, Jack will talk you through the process of how actors, writers, directors and producers can use a combination of remote technology, home studios and isolated post-production to be recreate the studio experience, and show you that audio drama can thrive as a medium where others struggle in the most trying of times.

All workshops this season have tickets available through both the Tron and the Gaiety, if one has sold out then do make sure you check the other to grab a spot.

Jack Bowman, based in Hertsfordshire, UK, is an award-winning audio writer, director and producer. He co-created The Springheel Saga (Wireless Theatre Ltd) becoming their most commercially and critically successful project to date. It won numerous awards, including a record-breaking hat-trick of Mark Time Ogles. Additionally, he has worked with 3D Horror-Fi, Funny Women, RNIB, Moving Theatre, Radio 4, BBC Radio London and SPID Theatre on various audio projects.

He has produced notable titles award-winning titles such as Dead London and Audible UK’s Murder On The Orient Express, with Academy Award nominees Tom Conti and Sophie Okonedo, and co-scripted Expeditionary Force: Homefront for Dagaz Media and Podium Publishing in the US. With Fred Greenhalgh, they co-created a new audio drama pilot, Ultimate Solution, which goes to series in 2020. He now acts as Dagaz Media’s UK Producer.

He originated the 2019 BBC Online Drama Winner Red Moon and now serves as BBC Studios Podcast Producer, having assisted with the launch of their new Audio Department, and strategising US/UK production opportunities.

www.jackbowman.net


with Emma Rice and Ian Ross
Fri 11 Dec – 03:00 PM
Online Content
£4-£7
Level: All
Suitable for: All

with Emma Rice and Ian Ross

Sales for this event will stop at 10pm, Thursday 10th December

Emma Rice’s sumptuous and physical production, The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk, will be remounted by Kneehigh, Wise Children and Bristol Old Vic and livestreamed across the world on the 3rd– 5th December (we will be hosting a watchparty on 3rd December). Join Emma and composer, Ian Ross, for a Q&A to discover more about the livestream and how they created the award-winning show; from realising the fluidity of Marc Chagall’s paintings on stage, to finding the inspiration for the music in the Russian Jewish tradition.  

Emma Rice
Emma is the proud Artistic Director of Wise Children. She adapted and directed the company’s first two productions, Angela Carter’s Wise Children and Enid Blyton’s Malory Towers, and revived the gorgeous Romantics Anonymous.

Emma’s shows:
As Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe: Romantics AnonymousTwelfth NightA Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Little Matchgirl (and Other Happier Tales).

As joint Artistic Director of Kneehigh: The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk, Tristan & Yseult, 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, The Wild Bride, The Red Shoes, The Wooden Frock, The Bacchae, Cymbeline (in association with RSC); A Matter of Life and Death (in association with National Theatre); Rapunzel (in association with Battersea Arts Centre); Brief Encounter (in association with David Pugh and Dafydd Rogers Productions); Don John (in association with the RSC and Bristol Old Vic); Wah! Wah! Girls (in association with Sadler’s Wells and Theatre Royal Stratford East for World Stages); and Steptoe and Son.

Emma received the Outstanding Contribution to British Theatre award at the 2019 UK Theatre Awards. 

Ian Ross
Ian is Wise Children’s Director of Music.

Theatre as Composer includes: Wise Children (Wise Children, Old Vic and UK Tour); Twelfth Night (Shakespeare’s Globe); The Very Old Man with Enormous Wings, The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk (Kneehigh). 

Theatre as Performer and Music Director includes: Wise Children (Wise Children, Old Vic and UK Tour); The Red Shoes, Don John, The Wild Bride, Tristan and Yseult, Dead Dog in a Suitcase, The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk (Kneehigh).

Ian is an Associate Artist of Kneehigh.

www.wisechildrendigital.com


with Luke Barnes
Mon 14 Dec – 07:30 PM
Online Content
£7-£10
Level: All
Suitable for: Writers

with Luke Barnes

Sales for this event will stop at 10pm, Sunday 13th December

A practical workshop with playwright Luke Barnes. In this session Luke will talk about the relationship between writers and directors, how to effectively articulate what the project is, share joint goals, and to not annoy each other along the way!

All workshops this season have tickets available through both the Tron and the Gaiety; if one has sold out then do make sure you check the other to grab a spot.

Luke Barnes is a playwright and screenwriter; full length work includes: Freedom (Young Vic and Leeds Playhouse), Sad Club (National Theatre), All We Ever Wanted Was Everything (Bush Theatre with Middle Child), No One Will Tell Me When To Start A Revolution (Hampstead Theatre), Chapel Street (Bush Theatre), Bottleneck (Soho Theatre with HighTide),The Jumper Factory (Young Vic), Lost Boys (National Youth Theatre), Cinderella (James Seabright & Not Too Tame), Katie Johnstone (The Orange Tree), The Saints (Nuffield Theatres, Southampton), Eistedfodd (HighTide), There Should Be Unicorns (Middle Child), CHOKKA (20 Stories High), Ten Storey Love Song (Hull Truck with Middle Child), The Class (The Unicorn with NYT), and Loki and Betty (Almeida Theatre). 

Luke’s most recent project is The Ghost Caller, an audio piece presented by Headlong.

www.lukeedwardbarnes.com


Ali the Magic Elf | Digital Content

Ali the Magic Elf | Digital Content

Ali the Elf works in the North Pole. Today, everything is going wrong and all the elves are panicking – it’s Christmas Eve and none of the children’s letters have been answered. What is an Elf to do?

A LIVE SHOW CAPTURED ON FILM FOR VIEWING AT HOME
Available to view ON DEMAND, 16-25 DECEMBER 2020

Conceived & directed by Andy Arnold

‘an absolutely enchanting production’ ***** The National

Ali the Elf works in the North Pole. Today, everything is going wrong and all the elves are panicking – it’s Christmas Eve and none of the children’s letters have been answered. What is an Elf to do? Suddenly, with the jingle of bells and the swoosh of a sleigh – magic is in the air!

Director Andy Arnold captures his delightful show for wee ones on film for family viewing at home – a gentle festive treat not to be missed.

For children aged 3-8 years

Performed by Simon Donaldson, Christina Gordon & Ramesh Meyyappan

Conceived and directed by Andy Arnold
Design by Jenny Booth
Lighting Design by Natalie Welch
Wardrobe Supervisor Vicki Brown
Music Arranged and Performed by Simon Donaldson and Christina Gordon
Videographer – Daryl Cockburn

Promotional illustration by Jamie Macdonald
Production photography Eoin Carey

Available to view 16/12/2020 to 25/12/2020
Free
High Man Pen Meander

High Man Pen Meander

A wander down dark corridors, up stairwells and into tight spaces…in pursuit of the works of the great Edwin Morgan…a thrilling promenade show around and about the Tron Theatre, where the walls will echo with the voices and sounds of Glasgow’s most famous bard.

AN AS-LIVE PIECE OF VIRTUAL PROMENADE THEATRE CELEBRATING THE POETRY OF EDWIN MORGAN
Available to view ON DEMAND, 8-13 DECEMBER 2020

Conceived & directed by Andy Arnold

A wander down dark corridors, up stairwells and into tight spaces…in pursuit of the works of the great Edwin Morgan…a thrilling promenade show around and about the Tron Theatre, where the walls will echo with the voices and sounds of Glasgow’s most famous bard.

‘Switch the whole thing right on. When I go in I want it bright, I want to catch whatever is there in full sight.’ (Epilogue: Seven Decades)

The piece will be devised and orchestrated by Andy Arnold who staged Tron Theatre’s last promenade show Nowhere.  The difference is that this time it’s for film and the camera will seek out different artists and performers in various dark locations around The Tron building.

definitely something original…it’s like sitting down to do a jigsaw puzzle with ten different jigsaws…phenomenally entertaining.’ The Reviews Hub on Nowhere

Featuring:
Gerry Mulgrew – scene from Edwin Morgan’s adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac
Jess Haygarth & Imogen Smith –  The Loch Ness Monster’s Song
Jocelyn Losole – The Death of Marilyn Monroe
Joe Proctor – Stobhill – The Porter
Leonor Estrada Francke – Spacepoem
Oskar Kirk Hansen – One Cigarette
Rebecca Dunn – Archives (and other selections)
Renee Williams – Glasgow Sonnets: 1

Directed by Andy Arnold
Assistant Director – Georgia Nelson
Design by Ruth Darling
Sound Design by Andy Stewart
Lighting Design by Dave Shea
Videographer – Daryl Cockburn
Additional footage – Sam Firth
Stage Manager – Laura Walshe

For The Loch Ness Monster Song:
Musician – Flora Farquharson
Videographer – Phoebe Lula

Supported by the Edwin Morgan Trust as part of #EdwinMorgan100.

Available to view 08/12/2020 to 13/12/2020