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OPEN DAY 2012 Glasgow Doors Open Day is an annual festival in which Glasgow celebrates its rich and colourful history. It gives people the opportunity to explore buildings that would normally be closed to the general public. IMAGES: JOHN JOHNSTON
Our 16th century clock tower which fronts the Theatre is one of the oldest surviving landmarks of the historic Merchant City. Designed by James Adam in 1795, the building has been used in various formats from a church to council workshops and even at one point a police station! Now the Tron is part of Glasgow’s thriving theatre scene with over 55,000 visitors per year.
BUILDING TOURS Led by Catherine Elliott + Miriam Sarah Doren 10am, 11am, 12pm, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2pm, 2.30pm, 3pm + 3.30pm FREE but ticketed. To book a place on one of the tours call 0141 552 4267.
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SUPPORTERS: The Scottish Council for Development and Industry
TRUSTS + FOUNDATIONS: The ADAPT Trust Arts & Business BBC Children In Need Bellahouston Bequest Fund Sylvia Aitken Charitable Trust The W.A. Cargill Fund Clore Duffield Foundation Garfield Weston Foundation Paul Hamlyn Foundation The Gordon Fraser Charitable Trust The Hugh Fraser Foundation Elaine + Joe Gerber Trust The Jennie S. Gordon Memorial Foundation The Inchrye Trust John Liston Scottish Charitable Trust The Lynn Foundation The W.M. Mann Foundation The Merchants House of Glasgow Robertson Trust The Saints + Sinners Club of Scotland Western Recreation Club The James Wood Bequest Foundation
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WELCOME TO THE TRON AUTUMN SEASON It’s an amazing line up this season, the best yet in my view, with a range of exciting productions from a number of leading theatre companies. The highlight for me has to be our production of Ulysses, James Joyces’ seminal novel adapted for the stage by Dermot Bolger. This will be the first ever theatre version staged in the UK or Ireland, with an ensemble company of eight Irish and Scots actors. In addition to the production’s run at the Tron, we are taking it to the Belfast Festival, Cork and to Dublin, where the book is famously set. It’s a wonderful script and the production will be both accessible and audacious in equal measure ... a genuine ‘must see’. In the Main House, I am delighted that we are presenting a premiere production from the National Theatre of Scotland, My Shrinking Life, an autobiographical piece by the brilliant Alison Peebles. Tron favourites Random Accomplice return with The Incredible Adventures of See Thru Sam; and in a co-production with Theatre Jezebel, Glasgay! will present a stage version of the cult film Harold and Maude. We also welcome an exciting new company from the Borders, Firebrand with Rona Munro’s powerful play Iron featuring Blythe Duff in the central role; and the internationally celebrated new writing company Paines Plough with their heart-rending double bill London. In the Changing House, we’ve got work for young people from leading Scottish theatre-makers Catherine Wheels, whose The Ballad of Pondlife McGurk, about staying true to your friends, is aimed at a 9yrs+ audience; new writing from Sylvia Dow, who describes herself as ‘not a young writer’ in Greyscale/ Stellar Quines’ A Beginning, A Middle and An End; and Magnetic North’s latest production Sex & God by Linda McLean, amongst other things. The renowned Johnny McKnight takes on the task of presenting and starring in our annual panto, which this year is Aganeza Scrooge, an all-female take on Charles Dickens’ classic book A Christmas Carol. And our very young patrons will be called upon to help keep the countdown to Christmas clock ticking in Tron Participation’s lovely new show Christmas Time.
We hope to see you down here… Andy Arnold
PREVIEWS: FRI 12 + SAT 13 OCTOBER £8 TUE 16 - SAT 27 OCTOBER 7.45PM TUE - THU £12 (£7) / FRI + SAT £15 (£12) 24 OCT
TRON THEATRE COMPANY IN ASSOCIATION WITH PROJECT ARTS CENTRE, DUBLIN + THE EVERYMAN, CORK PRESENTS JAMES JOYCE’S
ULYSSES ADAPTED BY DERMOT BOLGER
DIRECTED BY ANDY ARNOLD
I am a fool perhaps. Boylan gets the plums and I the plum stones. My youth. Never again. Gibraltar. Evenings like this looking out over the sea, she told me, but clear, no clouds. Said she always thought she’d marry a lord or a gentleman with a private yacht. Why me? While his wife Molly waits in bed for the infamous Blazes Boylan, Leopold Bloom is in Dublin conversing in pubs, graveyards, press rooms, brothels... and then home. Adapted for stage by author and Dublin chronicler Dermot Bolger, and featuring a cast of eight Irish and Scottish performers, Ulysses is bawdy, hilarious and affecting, and celebrates Joyce’s genius for depicting life in all its profundity.
‘[Ulysses is] the book to which we are all indebted, and from which none of us can escape.’ T.S. ELIOT
‘…a brilliant re-imagining of Joyce’s world in theatrical terms, at once faithful to the original and yet in itself a fresh and vigorous work of art…’ FINTAN O’TOOLE, THE IRISH TIMES
LIVING THEATRE WORKSHOPS: MON 22 + MON 29 OCTOBER 6 - 8.30PM – SEE PAGE 21 FOR INFO 4
IMAGE: JOHN JOHNSTON
PREVIEWS: SAT 8 + TUE 11 SEPTEMBER £8 WED 12 - SAT 15 SEPTEMBER 7.45PM TUE- THU £12 (£7) / FRI+ SAT £15 (£12)
As I struggle inelegantly on my crutches, toddlers, who have just discovered the wobbly freedom of their own two feet, whizz past me. People amble, stride, jog and just…walk. It is a gift they don’t know they have, and one I never considered until I began to lose it. Alison Peebles is a leading Scottish actor who once gave an acclaimed performance as Lady Macbeth and in many others memorable roles. But that’s not the point.
NATIONAL THEATRE OF SCOTLAND PRESENTS
Alison Peebles has primary progressive MS which was first diagnosed 12 years ago, after a series of falls as a creeping numbness spread throughout her body. But maybe that’s not the point either. The point is that she is a vulnerable as all of us. Thomas, Katie and Hannah are beautiful young performers, but it’s not important that they have healthy, flexible, reliable bodies. What’s important is that their minds and their emotions can be as unpredictable as Alison’s body. My Shrinking Life is a confrontation between fundamental concepts in human life, between weakness and vanity, between choice and coercion, between movement and stasis, beginnings and ends. Celebratory, irreverent and, at times, surreal, My Shrinking Life examines the emotional and physical journey we are all on as vulnerable, fragile people, diagnosed or not.
LIVING THEATRE WORKSHOP 17 SEPTEMBER 6 - 8.30PM – SEE PAGE 21 FOR INFO
IMAGE: SIMON MURPHY
CONCEPT BY AND FEATURING ALISON PEEBLES CAST INCLUDES KATIE ARMSTRONG, THOMAS J BAYLISS AND HANNA STANBRIDGE DEVISED BY THE COMPANY AND DIRECTED BY LIES PAUWELS DESIGNER CHLOE LAMFORD LIGHTING DESIGNER LIZZIE POWELL SOUND DESIGNER MARK MELVILLE DRAMATURG KLAAS TINDEMANS DEVELOPMENT DRAMATURG OLIVER EMANUEL
PREVIEWS: THU 20 - SAT 22 SEPTEMBER £8 TUE 25 - SAT 29 SEPTEMBER 7.45PM TUE - THU £12 (£7) / FRI + SAT £15 (£12)
RANDOM ACCOMPLICE PRESENTS
WRITTEN + DIRECTED BY JOHNNY McKNIGHT
Sam McTannan is just a typical 15 year old, with one exception. Sam is a Superhero! He can literally turn See-Thru when it suits him, only today something is wrong. In Superhero comics they would call it a blip. Sam’s powers are failing him and the people he doesn’t want to see him start paying a little bit too much attention.
The story of an ordinary boy with an extraordinary life. A heart-breaking, lifeaffirming comedy about life, love and being a total loser. The Incredible Adventures of See Thru Sam is complemented by breathtaking animation throughout the production.
‘...one of Scotland’s most versatile and energetic companies...’ THE SKINNY
‘...powerful narrative and gleeful theatrical energy...’ ★★★★ THE SCOTSMAN ON DOUBLE NUGGET
Contains some strong language
TUE 30 OCT - SAT 3 NOV 7.45PM MATINEE SAT 3 2.30PM TUE- THU + SAT MAT £12 (£7) FRI + SAT £15 (£12)
Theatre Jezebel and Glasgay! bring you the Scottish premiere of Colin Higgins’ stage play, which opened in New York in 1980, of the cult 1971 movie Harold and Maude. Harold is a 19 year old rich kid bored with wealth and obsessed with death. He regularly stages mock suicides to shock his socialite mother, attends funerals and drives a hearse. Maude is a 79 year old widow who takes the best from any situation, even funerals.
“I like you Harold” “I like you Maude” Maude teaches Harold how to grasp life and live it to the full. “Reach out, take a chance. Get hurt even. But play as well as you can.” Harold and Maude is an eccentric yet beautiful love story full of dark humour, which is as meaningful today as it was 40 years ago when this cult story hit the cinema screens.
Harold meets Maude at a funeral and their extraordinary friendship begins to blossom.
THEATRE JEZEBEL + GLASGAY! PRESENT SCOTTISH PREMIERE
BY COLIN HIGGINS DIRECTED + DESIGNED BY KENNY MILLER
SUPPORTED BY CREATIVE SCOTLAND
FRI 2 NOVEMBER 10PM £15 (£12)
‘...Hill actually has to wait until the audience stop laughing before he can start again. It’s absolutely hilarious...’ EVENING NEWS
CRAIG HILL JOCK’STRAP!
Indulge yourself in a deliciously wicked evening of gloriously camp no-holdsbarred comedy and pure, unadulterated fun. Hilarious, sometimes provocative and always outrageously cheeky, Craig’s Glasgay shows always sell out in advance and are a complete riot – so book early!
IMAGE: STEVE ULLATHORNE
‘ ...wickedly subversive… Funny, charming and charismatic...’ METRO
TUE 6 - SAT 10 NOVEMBER 7.45PM MATINEE SAT 10 2.30PM TUE - THU + SAT MAT £12 (£7) FRI + SAT £15 (£12)
FIREBRAND THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS
In prison for the murder of her husband, Fay receives a visit from her daughter whom she hasn’t seen for 15 years. Hailed by the Daily Telegraph as “a shatteringly powerful play”, Iron unravels the lives of both women with scalpel-like precision as Josie struggles to understand the stranger before her and above all to find out what really happened on the night her father was killed. New Borders-based company Firebrand’s emotionally blistering production features Blythe Duff as the convicted murderer in a play that shows how terrifyingly easy it is to kill the things you love. IMAGE: RICHARD CAMPBELL
BY RONA MUNRO DIRECTED BY RICHARD BARON
IN ASSOCIATION WITH HEART OF HAWICK
SUPPORTED BY CREATIVE SCOTLAND
TUE 13 - SAT 17 NOVEMBER 7.45PM TUE - THU £12 (£7) / FRI + SAT £15 (£12)
You get back to London and the noise of the place and the dirt and the colour and the roar of it. In a city full of the push and pull, incessant chatter and endless hum you can barely find the time to breathe.
‘...a thrilling charge... required viewing...’ ★★★★ THE DAILY TELEGRAPH ON LOVE LOVE LOVE You want to get away. You deserve to get away. There is a choice – you can take everything you love with you or leave it all behind. London tells two heart rending stories of family and the choices they make for the precious things they love.
PAINES PLOUGH, NEWCASTLE LIVE + SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE PRESENT
LONDON BY SIMON STEPHENS DIRECTED BY GEORGE PERRIN
‘...new writing powerhouse Paines Plough...’ IRISH TIMES
tron theatre company presents
written + directed by and featuring
ILLUSTRATION: JAMIE MACDONALD
PREVIEWS: 30 NOV - 2 DEC £10
TUE 4 DECEMBER - SAT 5 JANUARY
£7 - £17 FAMILY TICKET £50 (£38 OFF-PEAK) SAT 8 DEC 2.30PM
WED 12 DEC 7.30PM
with naughty puns, wise-cracking rhymes and gallus glesca’patter...’
★★★★ THE HERALD ON MISTER MERLIN
the pantosphere is decking the halls and rocking around their christmas trees. Well, everywhere except one place: Dickensian Street, home of the frightful Aganeza Scrooge, the scariest skinflint in the pantosphere. A woman so tight with money she makes Fifers look generous. And Aganeza HATES Christmas! She hates those festive jumpers that her employee Bobby Scratchit keeps wearing; hates that Whiny Tim who walks around everywhere with a croquet stick, and don’t even get her started on those ghosts of panto past, present and future
that have decided to keep her awake all through the night. A girl has got to get her sleep. Aganeza is on a quest to end Christmas! It’s sooooo... bah humbug. This year’s Tron panto is an all-female spin on Charles Dickens’ classic tale A Christmas Carol. A wildly funny, family show that will have you singing in the aisles, dancing in your seats and skipping home just like Tiny Tim.
‘...as every great glaswegian panto should be - full of top notch slapstick magic and terr-eeble french accents...all that glitters here is pure gold...’
★★★★ TV BOMB ON MISTER MERLIN SUN 9 DECEMBER 2.30PM - 4PM £6
PANTOMIME WORKSHOP FOR AGES 8-12 Welcome to Dickensian Street and the old shop Marley and Me. It’s after hours and the shop is closed but do come in and explore. Join us in this fun drama workshop as we retell the traditional story of Scrooge. Using devising techniques, props and music, the old tale will be given a modern re-working with plenty of Christmas spirit past, present and future.
SUN 21 OCTOBER 7.30PM £15 (£12)
AN EVENING WITH
DOROTHY PAUL Dorothy has always been grateful to the Tron Theatre for the chance to give her one-woman show it’s first outing – would you believe 21 years ago? She would like to return something to the Tron and has asked to do a show for the benefit of the theatre. She will tell stories, sing songs, introduce some talented pals and in the second half of the evening, chat with leading journalist, Brian Beacom.
IMAGE: ALAN BRYANT
WED 5 - SAT 8 SEPTEMBER 8PM £10 (£7) GREYSCALE IN ASSOCIATION WITH STELLAR QUINES PRESENTS
A BEGINNING, A MIDDLE AND AN END BY SYLVIA DOW
A beginning, a middle and an end, that’s how things go, provided you start in the right place. For Evelyn and Ade time passes; sometimes fast, sometimes slow, sometimes all at once; but always away from what was and relentlessly towards what will be. Funny, beautiful, human and wise this is Sylvia Dow’s first play, Sylvia is not a young writer. Sylvia is 73. GREYSCALE WORKSHOPS 2 - 6PM FREE BUT TICKETED THU 6 COLLABORATION FRI 7 WRITING FOR MATURE ARTISTS BOOK VIA www.greyscale.org.uk/workshops
POST SHOW DISCUSSIONS FRI 7 MATURE ARTISTS IN THEATRE SAT 8 CRITICS + THEATRE-MAKERS www.greyscale.org.uk www.stellarquines.com
‘...Sylvia Dow is one of the most interesting new playwrights to have emerged in Scotland over the past few years...’ PHILLIP HOWARD
‘...A Beginning, A Middle and An End is kind of a cross between Caryl Churchill’s Far Away & Moira Buffini’s Silence but with a landscape all of its own. Wonderful dialogue and very touching...’ LINDA MCLEAN SUPPORTED BY CREATIVE SCOTLAND
MAGNETIC NORTH PRESENTS
SEX & GOD
IMAGE: FOGBANK PROJECTS
FRI 19 + SAT 20 OCTOBER 8PM £10 (£7)
BY LINDA MCLEAN DIRECTED BY NICHOLAS BONE
Four monologues on faith, lust and family are woven together to tell the stories of Lizzie, Jane, Sally and Fiona, each from a different period of the twentieth century. The women’s experiences of family, religion and ambition are shaped by those around them and the times they live in. Sex and God is the latest production from Magnetic North, whose highly acclaimed previous work includes the beautiful Walden and the hysterical Pass the Spoon.
‘...theatrical perfection...’ ★★★★ THE LIST ON MAGNETIC NORTH’S PRODUCTION OF WORD FOR WORD BY LINDA MCLEAN
A co-production with Platform www.magneticnorth.org.uk
WED 24 - SAT 27 OCTOBER £10 (£7/£6 schools)
SUITABLE FOR AGES 9YRS+
WED - FRI 10.30AM + 1.15PM / SAT 5PM
CATHERINE WHEELS PRESENTS
THE BALLAD OF PONDLIFE MCGURK ORIGINAL PLAY CREATED BY ANDY MANLEY, GILL ROBERTSON + ROB EVANS
When Martin moves to a new school he feels lost in a sea of strange faces, especially when class bully Sharon takes a dislike to him. That is until he meets Simon McGurk and forms a friendship that not only changes Martin, but curses Simon for the rest of his school days. Catherine Wheels brings a coming-of-age tale about just how difficult it can be to stay true to your friends.
‘...the tale is mesmerising...’ MARK FISHER FOR NORTHINGS
IMAGE: DOUGLAS JONES
TUE 30 OCT - SAT 3 NOV 8PM £10 (£7) GRID IRON PRESENTS
THE AUTHORISED KATE BANE WRITTEN BY ELLA HICKSON DIRECTED BY BEN HARRISON
Kate Bane returns home to her eccentric family for a winter weekend to introduce her new boyfriend. As the snow falls, mobile phone signal fails and the trains stop running, Kate finds herself searching with increasing desperation for an authentic account of her family’s past. Ella Hickson’s new painfully comic excavation of a family history asks if there is an authorised version of the past – or just the one we can live with? With original music from MJ McCarthy (Zoey Van Goey).
‘…Grid Iron is not just a Scottish national treasure but one of the companies that has shaped British theatre over the past 20 years...’ THE GUARDIAN
Contains themes of an adult nature
SAT 1 - MON 24 DECEMBER £7.50 / FAMILY TICKET £19.50 - £26 FOR AGES 3 - 6 YEARS FOR PERFORMANCE TIMES SEE P.27
Tick-tock-tick-tock Counting on the Christmas clock Tock-tick-tock-tick For Christmas day to come real quick Tick-tick-tick-tock What happens if the clock does stop? Help us get our clock to chime That way we’ll save Christmas Time.
TRON THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS
ILLUSTRATION: JAMIE MACDONALD
SPECIAL DAYTIME NURSERY PERFORMANCES AVAILABLE. CALL 0141 552 4267 FOR DETAILS.
THE VICTORIAN BAR PLAYS HOST TO A MIX OF CABARET, COMEDY + MUSIC THU 20 SEPTEMBER 8.30PM £2.50 STONE SOUP SHAKESPEARE PRESENTS
THE COMEDY PROJECT:
LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST As summer turns to autumn, four best mates vow to swear off women so they can concentrate on their studies: No girls. No fun. No chance! All bets are off after a Princess shows up with a problem only a scholar can solve. After last winter’s sold-out show, Stone Soup Shakespeare return to the Tron with another light-hearted evening of romance, comedy, and Shakespeare, with their own raucous reading of Love’s Labour’s Lost. ‘...magical and often mischievous...’ WSIU/NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO
‘...people who wouldn’t normally give Shakespeare a chance were suddenly captivated...’ THE SOUTHERN www.stonesoupshakespeare.com
THU 11 - SAT 13 OCTOBER 8.30PM £8 (£6) CONFAB PRESENTS
MUSIC OF STRANGERS The Roma communities have for centuries been ‘strangers in every land’, known for their music, dance and storytelling yet treated as pariahs in every place they have settled. Fleeing poverty, persecution and discrimination the Slovakian Roma people have journeyed to Scotland, a nation also known for its music, dance and storytelling. Music of Strangers is a music and vocal composition that mixes traditional and contemporary Roma and Scottish music and dance.
Developed in partnership with West of Scotland Regional Equality Council, Oxfam Scotland and communities in Govanhill.
THU 18 + FRI 19 OCTOBER 8.30PM £5 A MOMENT’S PEACE THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS
BORDER CONTROL What are the personal and political borders dictating our lives? Are these dividing lines about protection or power? Who controls them and what might a world without borders actually look like? At a time when Scotland is debating just how strict ours should be, join A Moment’s Peace in the Vic Bar for an evening of new work and new writing exploring the visible and invisible borders we create. www.amomentspeace.co.uk
WED 5 SEP, 10 OCT, 7 NOV 8.30PM £2
SUN 21 OCTOBER 2-5PM FREE
WORD FACTORY PRESENTS
STRATHCLYDE THEATRE GROUP PRESENT
HORROR A LA CARTE
Word Factory stages WORD PLAY, an open mic performance event, in the Vic Bar. Come and join them either as performer or as audience member. Further information can be found on the Word Factory website www.wordfactory.org.uk and Marc R. Sherland is the contact if you’d like a reading slot: email@example.com
SUN 30 SEP, 28 OCT, 25 NOV 3-5PM £7 (£5) RHYMES WITH PURPLE PRESENTS
DR SKETCHY’S ANTI-ART SCHOOL Dr Sketchy’s models are burlesque stars, contortionists, fire-jugglers, tattooed beefcakes, cabaret artistes and sideshow freaks and their snappy poses are accompanied by live music, interspersed with performances and competitions. Basic art materials are available.
DIRECTED BY ERICA KATE O’NEILL + FRANKIE MACEACHEN
Horror a la Carte is a mouth-watering variety of performances, specially selected from Classical literature, theatre and poetry. Take your seat, make your selection from the menu and actors will perform, just for you, at your table. Strathclyde Theatre Group presents Classics a la Carte, the latest in their highly popular a la carte series. Previous versions of the event have included Shakespeare a la Carte, Love a la Carte and Comedy a la Carte.
PLEASE NOTE ALL EVENTS IN THE VICTORIAN BAR ARE 18YRS+
TRON PARTICIPATION – WHAT WE’RE ABOUT AIM:
To provide opportunities to participate in art activities regardless of age, ability or background.
WHY: To encourage the
HOW: Participating in
behaviour of theatre-going as both audience and artist because we believe participating in cultural activity enriches your life.
our program can lead to developing new skills, meeting new people and embarking on a life-long relationship with the Tron.
EARLY YEARS Tiny and Tall Tales gives your little ones the chance to explore, discover and experiment in a safe, creative and fun way. Workshops help to develop essential and desirable life skills and encourage imaginations to flourish, while complementing/preparing your child for the formal learning experiences nursery and school will provide. And best of all you get to join in too as all our pre-5 workshops are parent/carer and child, allowing you to share the experience and develop a positive and creative relationship.
TINY TALES: 6 months to 2 years plus parent/carer Wednesdays 10am 10, 17, 24, 31 Oct / 7 Nov TALL TALES: 3 - 5 years plus parent/carer Saturdays 10am 1, 15 Sept / 6,20 Oct / 3 Nov £6 per session or £24 for full block. Ticket admits child plus accompanying adult.
CHILDREN + YOUNG PEOPLE Skillshops sessions run in the academic year with participants working towards performances as well as attending professional theatre productions where appropriate. Participants have the opportunity to creatively explore using their imagination, in a safe and fun environment, developing both artistic and important social skills. 20
Term starts Saturday 1 September P1 - P3 Saturdays 11am - 12noon £55/£45 P4 - P7 Saturdays 12noon - 2pm £65/£60 S1 - S2 Saturdays 2.30pm - 4.30pm £65/£60 S3 - S6 Mondays 6.30pm - 8.30pm £65/£60
TRON YOUNG COMPANY Tron Young Company is an ambitious collective of young performers. They work together to create an environment in which their creativity, confidence, and freedom of expression are able to flourish. Young Company promotes growth and progress, both for the individual and collectively. They actively seek to increase the breadth of material that they are exposed to and which they create. Think this could be you? Tron Young Company will this year be under the directorship of Martin O’Connor and will be working towards creating a new piece of theatre in Autumn 2013. A recruitment workshop will take place early October. To register your interest in Young Company please contact Lisa Keenan at firstname.lastname@example.org Please check out the participation page on the Tron website for further details on all the classes, dates and how to book. www.tron.co.uk/education
WORK FOR ADULTS TRON STUDIO: Adult Drama Company Through a variety of workshop opportunities and theatre visits participants will develop and experiment with a variety of performance skills and techniques; working towards creating a brand new piece of theatre as part of the Tron’s Mayfesto theatre festival in May 2013. Ten week term starts 11 September Tuesdays 7pm - 9pm £75/£65
WRITE TRON: Creative Writing Workshops will help get the best out of you and your creative process, with the content of each session customised to address the needs, questions and interests of each writer present. Write Tron will offer you fresh insights, new strategies and tools, motivation, inspiration, and a supportive community of writers. Each block includes a ticket to one theatre performance and a one-to-one surgery with the tutor. Stephen Barnes is a creative writing specialist with fourteen years experience of equipping and developing writers, and producing work for page, stage and screen. He has been facilitating Write Tron since its launch in 2004.
Saturdays 10.15am - 1.15pm 8 + 29 Sept / 20 Oct / 10 Nov £75/£65
from watching the show. This event is not an acting class, it’s an exploration. Audience members can participate actively, can offer contributions from their seat or can remain silent observers. MY SHRINKING LIFE Monday 17 September 6pm - 8.30pm ULYSSES (pre-show) Monday 22 October 6pm - 8.30pm ULYSSES (post-show)* Monday 29 October 6pm - 8.30pm
CHANGING HOUSE CHANGING HOUSE CHANGING HOUSE
£5 per session *Free entry to Ulysses post-show workshop with a valid Ulysses performance ticket.
SET + COSTUME DESIGN COURSE This practical course aims to introduce participants to the role of a theatre designer. Through the course participants will have an insight into the creative process of set and costume design, exploring ideas around colours, fabrics, tone and mood using a range of techniques. 6-week block running Wed 26 Sep - Wed 7 Nov 7pm- 9pm £55/£45 (includes all materials)
IMAGINATE IDEAS EXCHANGE
LIVING THEATRE invites a public audience to engage with a live theatre event in which they are the creators of the action. A theme is set, based on a play from the current Tron season which acts as a starting point for exploration. Living Theatre shatters the divide between stage and audience, and allows individuals a platform to explore real life concerns, desires and experiences that may have been raised
Imaginate Ideas Exchange aims to provide a platform for new and established artists and companies to share works-in-progress with peers, programmers and anyone with an interest in the arts for children and young people. The full programme will be announced in the summer but keep the date free and join us for a day of new work, ideas and inspiration. Sun 14 October Further information at www.imaginate.org.uk
● TO BOOK ANY OF THESE PARTICIPATION ACTIVITIES CALL 0141 552 4267
BECOMING A PATRON
LOOKING FOR AN ORIGINAL GIFT IDEA? WHY NOT GIVE FRIENDS OR FAMILY A TRON PATRON’S MEMBERSHIP? For as little as £10 a month you’ll be giving them a present that keeps on giving throughout the year. With a range of benefits including invitations to opening night festivities, discounts on tickets and meals, not to mention a free bottle of anCnoc whisky for all new joiners, membership of the Tron’s Patron Scheme is the perfect gift solution this Christmas or at any other time throughout the year. Our Patrons are vital to the well-being of the building and their support allows us to continue to provide the extensive programme of productions and education workshops that
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are currently on offer. By gifting a Tron Patron’s membership, not only will you be giving a present that lets the recipient experience some of the most exciting work on the Scottish stage for a full year but you’ll also be playing a crucial part in helping us to do what we do best: produce award-winning, exciting and relevant theatre for the people of Glasgow, Scotland and beyond. Feel good about giving.
Please contact the Tron Box Office on 0141 552 4267 for further details or pick up a Patron’s leaflet in the building
BECOMING A PATR
PERFECT FOR A SPOT OF LUNCH... TRON BAR + KITCHEN doesn’t just do lovely evening meals, it’s also great for a spot of lunch if you’re shopping in the Merchant City or fancy a change from your usual lunchtime routine and we’re family friendly, so you can bring your wee ones and know that we can cater for them too. With a delicious selection of snacks, soup and sandwich combos, as well as more hearty mains like our ever-popular lemon sole and
hand-cut chips or ham and eggs available from 12pm, you won’t be disappointed. Remember if you do have tickets for a performance, you’re entitled to a 10% discount on pre-show dining*. Call 0141 552 8587 to book a table or ask Box Office to transfer you when you’re buying tickets. *Offer applies between 01.09.12 and 24.11.12
PARTY + EVENT PLANNING And don’t forget that we also hire out the Vic Bar for private parties. We can accommodate everything from corporate events and wrap parties to family celebrations, organising catering and refreshments to suit both your occasion and your budget and the space is easily adaptable, accommodating up to 60 guests for dinner and 80 guests for drinks receptions and parties. For more information visit www.tron.co.uk or call Sally Dorrian on 0141 552 8587 to discuss your booking requirements
THE LONG GALLERY CURATED BY GLASGOW PRINT STUDIO
Helen Fay Walk On By etching copyright of Glasgow Print Studio and the artist
Eileen Cooper Solo Noir screenprint copyright of Glasgow Print Studio and the artist
Adrian Wiszniewski Boy screenprint copyright of Glasgow Print Studio and the artist
14 AUG - 14 OCT 2012
ADRIAN WISZNIEWSKI Born in Glasgow, Wiszniewski trained at the Mackintosh School of Architecture followed by the Glasgow School of Art with Steven Campbell, Ken Currie and Peter Howson, together becoming the so-called ‘New Glasgow Boys’. Wiszniewski’s paintings and prints are often figurative, but never wholly realistic. The figures are often used as a conduit to lead the viewer to the layers of meaning contained on the flat surfaces. Their interpretation is open to the viewer who cares to conduct his own dialogue with the work.
16 OCT - 16 DEC 2012
HELEN FAY Helen Fay studied BA (Hons) Fine Art Printmaking at Sunderland University, followed by an MA at The Royal College of Art, London, in Natural History Illustration. The subject matter of Helen’s work derives from a long standing and passionate interest in natural history. Artistically, her impetus comes from creating a balance between a solid mass and the space in which it sits. Normally very small
editions, Helen’s etchings go beyond the realms of Natural History Illustration. Monochromatic, moody, sometimes densely worked, they capture the magnificence of the natural world in a timeless yet contemporary way.
18 DEC 2012 - 10 FEB 2013
EILEEN COOPER Eileen Cooper has exhibited extensively throughout the world since training at Goldsmith’s College and The Royal Academy of Art, London. Living and working in London, she is currently a Royal Academician and Head of the Printmaking Department at the Royal Academy Schools. Her images contain an imaginative narrative that relates to archetypal themes with a distinct spiritual content. These narratives are simultaneously semiautobiographical and universal as they speak of the spiritual, emotional or creative challenges or questions we all experience. The playful, relaxed atmosphere of the images is constructed by the use of undulating markings and a confident use of colour.
Works by these artists and many more are available at Glasgow Print Studio,Trongate 103, G1 5HD. 0141 552 0704 www.gpsart.co.uk
An internationally acclaimed centre of excellence in fine art printmaking, Glasgow Print Studio is located in Glasgow’s new centre for the arts and creativity Trongate 103. The organisation is registered as a charity in Scotland, is foundation funded by Creative Scotland and supported by Glasgow City Council.
ACCESS The Tron Theatre is committed to being an accessible venue and our public areas are fully accessible for those with limited mobility. Facilities include ramps, elevators, adapted toilets and auditorium seating. In addition, we are committed to programming Audio Described, Signed and Captioned performances. Please let us know if you have any specific access requirements and we will do our utmost to accommodate them.
CAPTIONING is similar to television
subtitling and gives Deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people access to live performances. A captioner carefully prepares and cues text that appears in real time on units placed to the side of the stage, centrally or within the set. While we advise sitting in Rows F to H, we have no restricted view between our seats and the stage. Captioned Performances: Ulysses Thu 25 October, 7.45pm
BSL interpreted performances allow people who are Deaf or for whom British Sign Language is their first or preferred language access to live performance. BSL interpreters provide a linguistic and artistic interpretation. The interpreter mostly stands to one side of the stage but sometimes interpreters are involved in the staging or the performance. We have no restricted view between our seats and the stage. All our seats are suitable to see the signer.
AUDIO DESCRIBED performances support people who are blind or partially sighted to access live performance. An audio-describer meets audience members to introduce set and characters by providing a verbal description which continues during the performance via a headset. Sometimes there is a touch tour of the set and costumes before the performance. Audio Described Performances: Ulysses Wed 24 October, 7.45pm Aganeza Scrooge Wed 12 December, 7.30pm
TEXT PHONE: 18001 0141 552 4267 Online: www.tron.co.uk (we cannot always provide specific seating online). Wheelchair spaces are available in all our performance venues. Infra-red headsets for onstage sound amplification and an Induction Loop are available in the Main Auditorium. For seating advice please contact the Box Office.
BSL performances: Ulysses Wed 24 October, 7.45pm Aganeza Scrooge Sat 8 December, 2.30pm
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A BEGINNING, A MIDDLE AND AN END 8PM WORD PLAY 8.30PM A BEGINNING, A MIDDLE AND AN END 8PM A BEGINNING, A MIDDLE AND AN END 8PM A BEGINNING, A MIDDLE AND AN END 8PM
MY SHRINKING LIFE 7.45PM PREVIEW MY SHRINKING LIFE 7.45PM PREVIEW MY SHRINKING LIFE 7.45PM MY SHRINKING LIFE 7.45PM MY SHRINKING LIFE 7.45PM MY SHRINKING LIFE 7.45PM DOORS OPEN DAY 10AM - 4PM LIVING THEATRE: MY SHRINKING LIFE 6PM THE INCREDIBLE... 7.45PM PREVIEW LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST 8.30PM THE INCREDIBLE... 7.45PM PREVIEW THE INCREDIBLE... 7.45PM PREVIEW THE INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES... 7.45PM THE INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES... 7.45PM THE INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES... 7.45PM THE INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES... 7.45PM THE INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES... 7.45PM DR SKETCHY 3PM-5PM
WED 10 THU 11 FRI 12 SAT 13 TUE 16 WED 17 THU 18 FRI 19 SAT 20 SUN 21 MON 22 TUE 23 WED 24 THU 25 FRI 26 SAT 27 SUN 28 MON 29 TUE 30 WED 31
ULYSSES 7.45PM PREVIEW ULYSSES 7.45PM PREVIEW ULYSSES 7.45PM ULYSSES 7.45PM ULYSSES 7.45PM ULYSSES 7.45PM ULYSSES 7.45PM AN EVENING WITH DOROTHY PAUL 7.30PM ULYSSES 7.45PM ULYSSES 7.45PM ULYSSES 7.45PM ULYSSES 7.45PM ULYSSES 7.45PM
HAROLD+MAUDE 7.45PM HAROLD+MAUDE 7.45PM
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CHANGING HOUSE VICTORIAN BAR WORD PLAY 8.30PM MUSIC OF STRANGERS 8.30PM MUSIC OF STRANGERS 8.30PM MUSIC OF STRANGERS 8.30PM
BORDER CONTROL 8.30PM SEX AND GOD 8PM BORDER CONTROL 8.30PM SEX AND GOD 8PM HORROR A LA CARTE 2PM - 5PM LIVING THEATRE: ULYSSES 6PM THE BALLAD OF... 10.30AM+1.15PM THE BALLAD OF... 10.30AM+1.15PM THE BALLAD OF... 10.30AM+1.15PM THE BALLAD OF... 5PM DR SKETCHY 3PM-5PM LIVING THEATRE: ULYSSES 6PM THE AUTHORISED KATE BANE 8PM THE AUTHORISED KATE BANE 8PM
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SAT 1 SUN 2 TUE 4 WED 5 THU 6 FRI 7 SAT 8 SUN 9 TUE 11 WED 12 THU 13 FRI 14 SAT 15 SUN 16 TUE 18 WED 19 THU 20 FRI 21 SAT 22 SUN 23 MON 24 WED 26 THU 27 FRI 28 SAT 29 SUN 30 MON 31
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HAROLD+MAUDE 7.45PM HAROLD+MAUDE 7.45PM CRAIG HILL 10PM HAROLD+MAUDE 2.30PM + 7.45PM IRON 7.45PM IRON 7.45PM IRON 7.45PM IRON 7.45PM IRON 2.30PM+7.45PM LONDON 7.45PM LONDON 7.45PM LONDON 7.45PM LONDON 7.45PM LONDON 7.45PM
THE AUTHORISED KATE BANE 8PM THE AUTHORISED KATE BANE 8PM THE AUTHORISED KATE BANE 8PM WORD PLAY 8.30PM
DR SKETCHY 3PM - 5PM AGANEZA SCROOGE 7.30PM PREVIEW
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AGANEZA... 2.30PM + 7.30PM PREVIEWS AGANEZA... 1PM + 5PM PREVIEWS AGANEZA SCROOGE 10AM + 7.30PM AGANEZA SCROOGE 1PM + 7.30PM AGANEZA SCROOGE 10AM + 7.30PM AGANEZA SCROOGE 10AM + 7.30PM AGANEZA... 2.30PM +7.30PM AGANEZA SCROOGE 1PM + 5PM AGANEZA SCROOGE 10AM + 7.30PM AGANEZA SCROOGE 1PM + 7.30PM AGANEZA SCROOGE 10AM + 7.30PM AGANEZA SCROOGE 10AM + 7.30PM AGANEZA SCROOGE 2.30PM + 7.30PM AGANEZA SCROOGE 1PM + 5PM AGANEZA SCROOGE 10AM + 7.30PM AGANEZA SCROOGE 1PM + 7.30PM AGANEZA SCROOGE 10AM + 7.30PM AGANEZA SCROOGE 5PM + 8PM AGANEZA SCROOGE 2.30PM + 7.30PM AGANEZA SCROOGE 1PM + 5PM AGANEZA SCROOGE 1PM + 5PM AGANEZA SCROOGE 7.30PM AGANEZA SCROOGE 2.30PM + 7.30PM AGANEZA SCROOGE 2.30PM + 7.30PM AGANEZA SCROOGE 2.30PM + 7.30PM AGANEZA SCROOGE 1PM + 5PM AGANEZA SCROOGE 1PM
CHRISTMAS TIME 10.30AM, 1.15PM + 3.15PM CHRISTMAS TIME 1.15PM + 3.15PM CHRISTMAS TIME 10.30AM + 1.15PM CHRISTMAS TIME 10.30AM + 1.15PM CHRISTMAS TIME 10.30AM + 1.15PM CHRISTMAS TIME 10.30AM + 1.15PM CHRISTMAS TIME 10.30AM, 1.15PM + 3.15PM CHRISTMAS TIME 1.15PM + 3.15PM CHRISTMAS TIME 10.30AM + 1.15PM CHRISTMAS TIME 10.30AM + 1.15PM CHRISTMAS TIME 10.30AM + 1.15PM CHRISTMAS TIME 10.30AM + 1.15PM CHRISTMAS TIME 10.30AM, 1.15PM + 3.15PM CHRISTMAS TIME 1.15PM + 3.15PM CHRISTMAS TIME 10.30AM + 1.15PM CHRISTMAS TIME 10.30AM + 1.15PM CHRISTMAS TIME 10.30AM + 1.15PM CHRISTMAS TIME 10.30AM + 1.15PM CHRISTMAS TIME 10.30AM, 1.15PM + 3.15PM CHRISTMAS TIME 10.30AM, 1.15PM + 3.15PM CHRISTMAS TIME 10.30AM, 1.15PM + 3.15PM
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Children (under 16 or over 16 in full-time education); Students; Senior Citizens; Jobseekers Allowance, Disability Living Allowance and Employment & Support Allowance recipients; Young Scot Card holders; and members of Equity, BECTU, the Musiciansâ€™ Union and Scottish Society of Playwrights. Concessions are subject to availability and proof of entitlement must be shown when purchasing or collecting tickets.
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BY FOOT The Tron can easily be spotted on Trongate by the old steeple with the blue clock face. Entrance to the theatre and bar is on Chisholm Street. BY UNDERGROUND The nearest Subway station is St Enoch.
BY TRAIN The Tron is a 10 minute walk from Glasgow Central or Queen Street Stations; 3 minutes from Argyle Street and 5 minutes from High Street stations.
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