Mayfesto 2017

9-31 MAY 2017

Now very firmly fixed in the cultural calendar, Mayfesto is our mini-festival of edgy and provocative new work – and this year’s theme is music.. 

Tron Creative is a strand of work that supports and nurtures emergent artists through a series of initiatives and our first Mayfesto show, Daphne Oram’s Wonderful World of Sound by Blood of the Young was developed as part of this strand. A journey through the amazing life of one of the great, unsung composers of the twentieth century, writers Paul Brotherston and Isobel McArthur bring you Daphne Oram’s incredible story.

I’m also very proud to be directing Ramesh Meyyappan’s new comedic and highly physical piece of theatre, Off Kilter as part of an international collaboration that sees the show premiere in Singapore; and delighted that we’ve been able to include the world premiere of Tromolo Production’s Music is Torture, a jet-black comedy featuring live music and new songs from A Band Called Quinn, in the programme. 

Horse McDonald’s Careful was a huge Fringe hit:  the ‘candid, fearless’ story of how music saw her through some of the most difficult times in her life will be here for two nights only, as part of an extensive tour of the production, and we have Glasgow Glam Rock Dialogues in the Vic Bar, where pressing political and aesthetic concerns will be channelled through the spirits of Marc Bolan and Suzi Quatro. 

A week of rehearsed readings of new works from Martin McCormick, Martin O’Connor, Alan McKendrick and Glaswegian writers as part of Paines Plough’s Come To Where I’m From, as well as a Mayfesto Song Party from our very own Community Choir, who have been meeting here at the Tron for over a year now, complete the programme. 

Mayfesto is a great opportunity to enjoy the very best in new engaged and engaging work and we look forward to welcoming you down here.


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