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In person and telephone bookings are free of any booking fees and we accept the following card types: Delta, Electron, Maestro, Mastercard, Solo and Visa. If you would like your tickets posted to you, there is a 50p charge. OPENING HOURS: MON - SAT 10AM - 6PM Opening is extended on performance evenings to 15 minutes after our last performance starts. SUNDAY One hour before first performance, otherwise closed. RESERVATIONS Tickets can be reserved for three days without payment. Tickets reserved three days prior to the performance will be held until 1 hour before the performance starts. Please note if we do not receive payment within this period we will release your tickets for general sale.

CONCESSIONS 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 Musicians’ Union and Scottish Society of Playwrights. Concessions are subject to availability and proof of entitlement must be shown when purchasing or collecting tickets. GROUP BOOKING Group bookings over 10 can be held without payment for up to two weeks after booking. Groups may also be eligible for discounts upon booking. Contact our Box Office for further information. TERMS + CONDITIONS OF BOOKING Full terms and conditions of booking are available from our Box Office.

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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.

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BY UNDERGROUND The nearest Subway station is St Enoch. BY TRAIN The Tron is a 10 minute walk from Glasgow Central

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or Queen Street Stations; 3 minutes from Argyle Street and 5 minutes from High Street stations.

BY BUS The Tron is on many bus routes including: 16, 18, 19, 31, 40, 61, 62, 240, 255, 262, 263. PARKING Nearby car parks include King Street NCP and Albion Street Q Park. Blue Badge parking is available on Chisholm Street.

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WELCOME TO THE TRON’S SUMMER SEASON The lighter nights and better weather herald a new season at the Tron and a packed programme that once again presents the very best in new theatre.

SOCIALISE AT THE TRON In town and looking for somewhere to have lunch? Why not pop into the Tron, where you can enjoy soup and a sandwich for £3.95 or sample our fab new sandwich menu, with winning combos like the brie, basil and red onion marmalade or the more traditional cheese and pickle. Take advantage of our pre-theatre discount menu. If you are coming to see a show, why not also dine with us and we’ll take 10% off *

your food bill? Reserve a table in advance and let the catering team know you’ll be attending the show and they will make sure you are wined and dined in time for the start of the performance. All our food is freshly prepared, seasonal and locally sourced and the Tron Kitchen offers great dishes and fantastic service across three different but equally vibrant dining spaces. What are you waiting for?

Call 0141 552 8587 to book a table or ask Box Office to transfer you when you’re buying tickets *TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Offer only applies between 1st April and 7th August on the Tron’s evening menu. Subject to availability. Discount only applies on date shown on purchased tickets.

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family celebrations. The team can organise catering and refreshments to suit both your occasion and your budget.

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If you are interested in playing a vital role in the Tron’s future call 0141 559 5304 or email dearbhla.murphy@tron.co.uk

SUPPORTERS: The Scottish Council for Development and Industry DONORS: The Abbey Charitable Trust The ADAPT Trust Arts & Business BBC Children In Need Sylvia Aitken Charitable Trust Canada House Arts 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 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

Mayfesto is back, this time with a Celtic theme, but still championing new writing with strong social and political resonances. Irish companies include Tinderbox with their award-winning Everything Between Us; the return of Blue Raincoat with another bizarrely brilliant Flann O’Brien piece At-Swim-Two-Birds; Fishamble with their powerful Forgotten; and Mephisto Theatre with Tara McKevitt’s heartwrenching first play Grenades. We also have Glasgow Actors with a revival of King of Scotland starring Jonathan Watson; and Tron Theatre Company presenting two works – a brand new David Harrower play Day Long and Leann O’Kasi directing Gary Owen’s award-winning first play Crazy Gary’s Mobile Disco. The building will be a hot-bed of activity, with rehearsed readings, full scale productions, late-night cabaret and much, much more… Work for and created by young people features prominently. Catherine Wheels bring Caged, a contemporary but not so fairytale take on the classic Beauty and the Beast story;Visible Fictions & Scottish Opera present Clockwork; our own Skillshop seniors present Project Branded, and the younger group a magical midsummer celebration The Curious Tale of Oak Tree Grove. SYT round up this strand of programming with their Summer of Horror musical-with-a-difference Prom Night of the Living Dead. In the main house, the team behind Raindog present Lark, Clark and the Puppet Handy, a hilarious new play by Daniel Boyle; Pants on Fire bring their Fringe sellout show Ovid’s Metamorphoses and we strengthen our relationship with RSAMD with two shows: What I Meant Was and Touched. As ever, the Changing House programme features both new and familiar faces. Hand on Heart Theatre presents the story of trailblazing transgender woman Angie Extraganza in Falling Flying; Grant Smeaton, master of mimicry, explores the rise and fall of comedian Benny Hill and if you’re not invited to the wedding of the year, join Pauline Goldsmith’s Sadie Wanfag for life-bingo in our Vic Bar instead! We’ve also got The Swingcats, Christine Bovill, Refugee Week, the Jazz Festival and our regular Vic Bar cabaret, music and spoken word events. The season concludes with a gloriously irreverent homage to the Hollywood classic movie Casablanca – with The Gin Joint Cut – a sell-out success at Òran Mór and now re-worked for the Tron with previously unseen material! See you down here.

Andy Arnold

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

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CASABLANCA WRITTEN + DIRECTED BY MORAG FULLARTON

DESIGNED BY KENNY MILLER

THE GIN JOINT CUT

WITH GAVIN MITCHELL, CLARE WAUGH

+ JIMMY CHISHOLM Casablanca: The Gin Joint Cut is a lovingly disrespectful homage to one of the classic films of all time. First performed last year to sell-out audiences at Òran Mór, a “superb multi-tasking cast” whisk you back to Morocco 1941, a Naziinfested hotbed of corruption, teeming with refugees and all the flotsam and jetsam of wartorn Europe. Cut to Rick’s bar where the émigrés gather, desperate to get hold of the allelusive exit visa, when who should walk in but the beautiful Ilsa, Rick’s long lost love…

Excerpts from Casablanca granted courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

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Casablanca has some of the most iconic scenes and best lines ever written, so why not play it again? But this time in a tiny gin joint, with three actors. Morag Fullarton’s fast paced distillation will have you raise a Bogart-style eyebrow, shed a Bergman-like tear and drown out the Nazis with a rousing chorus of the Marseillaise.

‘...succeeds in evoking the thrilling plot of the original movie while allowing for some fine bursts of humour...’ ★★★★★ THE HERALD

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THU 7 - SAT 9 APRIL 7.30PM

WED 13 - SAT 16 APRIL 7.45PM

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VISIBLE FICTIONS + SCOTTISH OPERA PRESENT

CLOCKWORK AN ADAPTATION OF AN ORIGINAL WORK BY PHILIP PULLMAN

FOR AGES 8+

TRON SKILLSHOPS PRESENTS

PROJECT BRANDED DIRECTED BY LISA KEENAN + GILLIAN CRAWFORD DESIGNED BY PETER SCREEN

Being branded is a way of life. It’s my personality. It identifies me. It supports me. No worrying. No hierarchy. Total harmony. The brand experience creates an impression. It makes us special and unique. Join us. It will make you stronger. Make us stronger. Branded. Be part of it.

This season senior Skillshops members have chosen to explore identity, peer pressure, individuality and making choices. Working with movement specialist Jen Edgar and with original music by RJ McConnell they ask:

do you stand out from the crowd or are you branded?

Imagine starting to tell a story but not knowing how it will end... This is what happens to Fritz, who one night begins to tell a story to the townsfolk of Glockenheim. Gathered in the tavern around a roaring fire, safe and warm from the winter weather, they listen, entranced. But the more Fritz unravels his tale of kings, queens and

mysterious clockwork machines, the more it comes to life. In fact it springs to life in more ways than one... Told through a captivating mix of puppetry, live action, music and song, Clockwork takes you to a world where past merges into present, life merges with machine, and fiction becomes scarily real.

11-14 APRIL: DELVE DEEPER INTO CLOCKWORK... Work with a director to devise a piece of theatre and perform it in front of a live audience before the main house show of Clockwork. Open to anyone aged 15-18 years, all you need to do is buy four tickets for the performance on Thursday 14 April. Places limited. To book call the Box Office on 0141 552 4267.

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THU 21 - SAT 23 APRIL 7.45PM THU £11 (£7) / FRI + SAT £15 (£11)

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‘I challenge anyone not to be enchanted by this production.’

THU 28 - SAT 30 APRIL 7.45PM

£11 (£7)

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WHATSONSTAGE.COM

‘Magical.’ NY TIMES

PANTS ON FIRE PRESENTS

OVID’S METAMORPHOSES WINNER OF THE CAROL TAMBOR BEST OF EDINBURGH + WHATSONSTAGE.COM EDITOR’S CHOICE AWARDS 2010

Pants On Fire’s award winning, sell-out actor-musician extravaganza relocates Roman mythology to 1940’s wartime Britain. Blending puppetry, projection, live original music and song, gasmasks and a gramophone, Ovid’s Metamorphoses is an exploration of man’s inextricable link with nature and the universe. At a time when the earth is beginning another metamorphosis and humankind finds itself on the brink of change, these prescient ancient myths strike a poignant chord.

‘... an innovator in children’s theatre.’ THE GUARDIAN

CATHERINE WHEELS IN ASSOCIATION WITH BRUNTON THEATRE, MUSSELBURGH PRESENT

CAGED THIS IS NOT A FAIRYTALE. THIS IS A STORY ABOUT A BEAUTY AND A BEAST. Beauty and the Beast will never get on. He licks his hands, stands on the toilet and runs through the woods. She carries a hankie, never gets mud on her shoes and always remembers to send a thank you note. So how come, when she sees him run like that, when he brings down a deer, when they sit at night just watching the stars, how come her heart starts to spin? Beauty and the Beast will never get on. Will they? CAGED is a story about two people trapped together and finding more freedom than they ever imagined.

CAGED is recommended for all beauties and beasts aged 8+

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A BUNCH OF FIVES PRESENTS

A NEW THEATRE FESTIVAL FOR GLASGOW Mayfesto was established in 2010 as a new theatre festival for Glasgow. Celebrating the spoken word and exploring contemporary global issues drawn out of political circumstance, it was both provocative and engrossing. While the focus for Mayfesto ’11 has shifted to the Celtic lands of Scotland, Wales, and Ireland showcasing powerful new writing remains at the festival’s heart. New work by Tron Theatre Company will be presented alongside pieces from leading proponents of socially and politically engaged (and engaging) theatre.

IT’S A DEAD LIBERTY A NIGHT OF POLITICAL COMEDY, MUSIC AND MAYHEM

Coalition getting you down? Holyrood winding you up? Apathy turning you off? Thatcher bashed the unions, the miners, the journalists. We used to fight. We marched, wrote songs, held rallies. Cameron and Clegg are bashing the students, the NHS and the schools... and the bankers get paid for causing the problem. What’s happened to Scotland? Dave Anderson, Allan Tall, Sandy Nelson and other ex-Wildcat performers appear alongside special guests from the worlds of Scottish film, theatre, television, literature and comedy. With original songs from Wildcat and 7:84 and archive news footage from the ’80s, ’90s, and ’00s. Politics is Dead! The fight (and the songs) live on...

THU 5 - SAT 7 MAY 7.45PM THU £11 (£7) / FRI + SAT £15 (£11)

FISHAMBLE: THE NEW PLAY COMPANY PRESENTS

FORGOTTEN BY PAT KINEVANE

Forgotten is a captivating solo piece for theatre written and performed by Pat Kinevane. The play portrays four characters between the ages of 80-100 years old who reside in care facilities and retirement homes. 1943 was a curious year for this quartet – their lives have never been the same since… Presented as a unique collage of Kabuki dance and Irish storytelling, Forgotten is at times a challengingly dark and, at other times, startlingly hilarious portrayal of the challenges facing older people in Ireland today.

‘... an incredibly moving piece of theatre… immediate and compelling… beautiful and strange… unequivocally beautiful’

Be here. Be part of it.

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‘... an uncommonly vigorous attempt to make sense of our world as well as a lavish supply of purposeful theatre’ THE SCOTSMAN

BOOK AND SAVE Buy for 2 shows and get 20% off * Buy for 3 shows and get 30% off * *Excludes £2.50 tickets. Tickets must be purchased together.

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ALL TICKETS £2.50

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REHEARSED READINGS

★★★★★ THE SCOTSMAN Fishamble is funded by the Arts Council and Dublin City Council. International touring is supported by Culture Ireland.

A NEW THEATRE FESTIVAL FOR GLASGOW

MAYFESTO

WED 4 - SAT 7 MAY 9.30PM

COMMUNICADO PRESENTS

THU 5 MAY 8PM

TEN MEN DEAD BY DAVID BERESFORD

THE VISITORS PRESENTS

FRI 6 MAY 8.30PM

WHITE ROSE PETER ARNOTT STARS IN THE MORNING SKY ALEXANDER GALIN

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SAT 7 MAY 8.30PM

BOTH SESSIONS LED BY

NICOLA MCCARTNEY

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Tommy McMillan believes that 28 consecutive

WED 11 - SAT 21 MAY 9PM

TUE - THU £11 (£7) / FRI + SAT £15 (£11) years of unemployment is a great achievement,

GLASGOW ACTORS PRESENTS

BY IAIN HEGGIE

TRON THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS

“the work of a lifetime”. Then he is finally forced on to a government training for work scheme. This turns out to be a chance to escape from the high flats, the mysterious Big Fat Jackie’s bronchitis and the constant pressurising of the housing association about the chronic mould.

DAY LONG BY DAVID HARROWER

Featuring trouserless bankers, talking dogs, flying taxis and a razor-sharp parody of the workings of Scottish politics, Iain Heggie’s outrageous Fringe First winning comedy King of Scotland is rewritten and revived to coincide with the Scottish elections with Jonathan Watson of Only An Excuse as Tommy.

‘Harrower’s dialogue is crisp, economic and loaded with meaning...’ THE HERALD ON GOOD WITH PEOPLE

SAT 14 MAY 7.30PM

£2.50

CATRIONA MACINNES PRESENTS

‘ As a caustic parody of Scotland’s Parliament, it scores double points.’

PLAY ME SOMETHING

THE HERALD

WED 11- SAT 14 MAY 9.30PM WED +THU £11 (£7) / FRI + SAT £15 (£11)

TINDERBOX THEATRE COMPANY

EVERYTHING BETWEEN US BY DAVID IRELAND

Everything Between Us is set in Stormont’s Parliament Buildings on the first day of a newly formed Truth and Reconciliation Commission for Northern Ireland. Sandra Richardson is preparing to take her seat on the Commission when her long-lost sister Teeni explodes into the chamber and assaults the South African chairwoman. To find out if this is a terrorist plot or just her sister’s way of announcing her return to Belfast, Sandra bundles Teeni into a disused room hidden along the corridors of power. With the world’s media waiting to invade, Sandra and Teeni must learn very quickly how to talk to each other. A controversial dark comedy about secrets, lies and reconciliation, featuring Claire Lamont and Tara Lynne O’Neill.

‘Bleakly funny, powerful and emotionally violent’ CULTURE NI

Like any brother and sister, Athol and Morna have fond and not-so fond memories of their upbringing, differing views on their parents and definite opinions about each other. Especially so in their case since they haven’t spoken to each other in fourteen years... When Morna’s son Joshua travels west to make contact with Athol he sets off, for all of them, a remarkable and life-changing series of events.

PHOTOGRAPH: JEAN MOHR OF GENEVA

A NEW THEATRE FESTIVAL FOR GLASGOW

MAYFESTO

KING OF SCOTLAND

£9 (£7)

TUE 17 - SAT 21 MAY 7.45PM TUE - THU £11 (£7) / FRI + SAT £15 (£11)

BLUE RAINCOAT THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS

AT- SWIM TWO - BIRDS BY FLANN O’BRIEN ADAPTED FOR STAGE BY JOCELYN CLARK

Inspired by Play Me Something (1989), a film adaptation by Timothy Neat and John Berger, of Berger’s short story of the same title. A mysterious stranger walks up from an island shore to the local airport and begins to tell a story to some islanders waiting for a delayed plane to the mainland. It is the story of Bruno, a musician from the mountains, and the city dweller Marietta, who meet in Venice during a workers’ fiesta. The islanders, quietly conscious of their own necessary migration away from an old way of life, become entranced. Using photography, film and live performance, this work-in-progress visits the romantic and poignantly socio-political parable, along with Berger’s lyrical words.

A story with three beginnings and an indeterminable number of endings... welcome to the world of a lay-about student writer and his fictional creations including Pooka MacPhellimey – “a member of the devil class”, Dermot Trellis – a cynical writer of Westerns and a host of Irish legends including Finn MacCool and the mad King Sweeney.

A NEW THEATRE FESTIVAL FOR GLASGOW

TUE 10 - SAT 14 MAY 7.45PM

A wildly comic send-up of Irish literature and culture, At-Swim-Two-Birds is a hilariously funny and inventive head spinning work of metafiction, a true masterpiece of Irish literature.

‘Extraordinarily funny... a superb production.’ IRISH THEATRE MAGAZINE

Note: The play contains extremely strong language throughout.

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£9 (£7) Northern Ireland, 1979.

MEPHISTO THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS Nuala Kelly takes no prisoners. A tough nineyear-old living with her mother, brother and grandfather, she thinks the class bully is just a big baby, and that all the nuns are cranky old wrinkled up cronies. She loves Thin Lizzy and The Undertones – just like her big brother, Oran. He's fifteen and thinks he’s Casanova. Nuala thinks he’s more like Jesus; she’d do anything for him.

GRENADES

But what she does one day for her brother, no-one could ever have imagined...

WINNER 2010 RTE PJ O'CONNOR AWARD

Mephisto are kindly supported by Galway City Council

‘...enthralling... heart-wrenching...’ IRISH THEATRE MAGAZINE

FRI 20 MAY 9.30PM

£2.50

TRON THEATRE COMPANY IN ASSOCIATION WITH INK PRESENTS

INK: 24 HOUR PLAYS THU 26 - SAT 28 MAY 8PM

£6

TRON YOUNG COMPANY PRESENTS

FROM A CITY BALCONY DIRECTED BY ANDY ARNOLD +

LISA GREGAN ‘Footsteps and witnesses! In this Glasgow balcony who pours such joy like mountain water?... How often will I think of you until our dying steps...’ From A City Balcony, Edwin Morgan

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Set in a prison ten years later, Grenades is a compelling drama that has at its heart the bruised innocence of Nuala, who must relive the events of her childhood and finally make sense of them all.

Five playwrights, ten actors and two directors. Their mission? To write, rehearse and perform brand new short plays in a single day. Come and see what happens when some of Scotland’s most exciting theatre-makers battle against the clock!

TUE 24 - SAT 28 MAY 7.45PM TUE - THU £11 (£7) / FRI + SAT £15 (£11) WED 25 MAY

TRON THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS

The Drunk, the love stories, the two pals at George Square... The Glasgow of now and the Glasgow as Edwin Morgan saw it. Follow the map – turn left, then right, bolt across Glasgow Green, go in the snack bar and let the storm wash the plates... After the success of their debut performance Remind Me Who I Am Again, Tron Young Company showcase their latest piece of work, inspired by the poems of Edwin Morgan. Tron Young Company gratefully acknowledges support from The Robertson Trust

CRAZY GARY’S MOBILE DISCO WRITTEN BY GARY OWEN DIRECTED BY LEANN O’KASI DESIGNED BY NEIL HAYNES

‘It is bliss to come across a writer such as Owen... (he) writes like an angel with a foul mouth, capturing in his tale of lust, violence and revenge the hellhole that is a small Welsh town on a Saturday night.’ LYN GARDINER, THE GUARDIAN

The Boar’s Head. Small-town Wales. ‘Kara-f★★kin’-oke’ in full flow. Not if Crazy Gary has his way though. Legendary bully from the school days, he makes sure he gets what he wants – like the perfect chick in view. For her, he’ll do whatever it takes. Matthew D Melody, deluded cabaret singer and soon to be karaoke champion, doesn’t have Gary’s knack of making things go right. From upsetting Job Centre Lady to killing his neighbour’s cat, his best intentions make for the worst disasters. A prayer to the Dear Lord God can always clean the slate though.

A NEW THEATRE FESTIVAL FOR GLASGOW

A NEW THEATRE FESTIVAL FOR GLASGOW

MAYFESTO

BY TARA McKEVITT

And then there’s Russell Markham, playing with his dinner of unpleasantly creamy mash and watching his life pass him by... They have to get out! Gary Owen’s play bristles with the desperately ordinary, the truly extraordinary and the just plain mad.

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RSAMD IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE TRON THEATRE The Tron and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama have a history of creative collaborations going all the way back to Michael Boyd’s time as the Tron’s first Artistic Director in the mid 1980s. Over the years we have staged everything from Shakespeare to Musical Theatre: a

www.rsamd.ac.uk

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FRI 10 + SAT 11 JUNE

wide range of new works and classics from across Europe and around the world, in play readings, platforms, full productions, and premieres. These performances in both Tron spaces are a great opportunity to sample some of the best contemporary writing from both sides of the Atlantic.

FRI 7.30PM / SAT 2.30PM £6 From small acorns great stories grow... The grove is full of faeries The trees are all alive Their branches overflow with them They peek, they dart, they hide Magical little creatures Not often they appear Except upon a special summer night And that night is nearly here...

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THU 2 - SAT 4 JUNE 7.30PM

£11 (£7)

PHOTOGRAPH: KK DUNDAS/RSAMD

DIRECTED BY GUY HOLLANDS CHANGING HOUSE An evening of short American plays by Craig Lucas, Neil LaBute and Sam Shepard, featuring:

Bash (latterday plays) by Neil LaBute: a collection of three brutally confessional one-act atrocity plays about ordinary people who commit murder. Action by Sam Shepard: a ground-breaking and enigmatic short work about the connection (or lack of it) between what we do and who we are, described as ‘one of the most intellectually provocative plays of the 1970s.’ Boom Box, If Columbus Does Not Figure in Your Travel Plans, Throwing Your Voice + Credo: four punchy, quirky and affecting plays and monologues by Craig Lucas.

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THU 2 - SAT 4 JUNE 8PM

ILLUSTRATION: EMILY CHAPPELL

MATINEE SAT 2.30PM

WHAT I MEANT WAS...

TRON SKILLSHOPS PRESENTS

Thank you for choosing to spend your summer at Oak Tree Grove Outward Bound Centre! Did we? A disparate mix of city kids descend upon the Grove grumbling about leaving their friends, family and home comforts behind. They soon forget their city life as they discover though that there is much fun to be had in the grove particularly on one mid-summer night when nature and the human world collide…

CHANGING HOUSE £9 (£7)

MATINEE SAT 2.15PM

TOUCHED WRITTEN BY CHRIS THORPE Dan has been away, protesting against anything he can. Mel has stayed in the town they grew up in. Together they form the nucleus of a tight-knit group of friends who are trying to see a way forward. But now Dan’s home, dragging memories and ghosts behind him. Touched is about what happens when you come back to your hometown, and if it’s still your hometown when you’ve left it behind.

THU 16 - SAT 18 JUNE 8PM / SAT 2.30PM £6 TRON STUDIO PRESENTS

PAGE TO STAGE Write Tron, our adult community writing group has been working on script creation since July 2010; involving one-to-one meetings with tutor Stephen Barnes and page to stage workshops with Tron Studio, the adult community drama company. The result is a body of new work exploring themes that include relationships, communities, control, betrayal and the supernatural... Tron Studio, alongside director Lawrence Crawford, present this opportunity for a first look at the staged work. PLEASE NOTE: Not all pieces will be staged every evening. Please contact our Box Office for programme details.

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TUE 14 - SAT 18 JUNE 7.45PM

TUE 2 - SAT 6 AUGUST 7.45PM

£10 (£6) MATINEE SAT 2PM FAMILY TICKET £26 (2 ADULT + 2 CHILD)

TUE - THU £11 (£7) / FRI + SAT £15 (£11) The time is the late nineteen fifties. The place is the down-at-heel Criterion social club, wherein the fates have conspired to throw former husband and wife singing duo Lark and Clark together for the very last time. Not that a final goodbye should trouble them. They’ve already separated and haven’t seen each other in four years. And it is clear that time has not healed the

wounds that drove them apart. But then the Criterion’s stand-in barman begins to scratch at those wounds... with surprising results. Barbara Rafferty and Sean Scanlan are Lark and Clark, with Neil Leiper as the barman in this romantic comedy written by Daniel Boyle, directed by Stuart Davids, and designed by Kenny Miller.

WITH BARBARA RAFFERTY + SEAN SCANLAN

LARK,CLARK AND THE

PUPPET HANDY WRITTEN BY

DANIEL BOYLE DIRECTED BY STUART DAVIDS DESIGNED BY KENNY MILLER

SCOTTISH YOUTH THEATRE PRESENTS

PROM NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD BY BRAD FRASER DIRECTED BY MARY McCLUSKEY ORIGINAL MUSIC BY ROSS BROWN

PART OF SCOTTISH YOUTH THEATRE’S SUMMER FESTIVAL 2011 SUMMER OF HORROR Scottish Youth Theatre’s annual summer performance at the Tron takes a turn for the ghoulish this year, as the horror theme seeps into every aspect of this delightfully zany musical.

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Just another graduating class of teenagers, eager to leave school and embark on the rest of their lives after their last prom. A few tiny details hinder all of this; a member of the class has been turned into a werewolf,

at around the same time a witch and three evil monsters invade the town, the witch wants to hunt down the werewolf and in the process of doing so snares all the other young men in her path. The fate of the town (and more importantly – prom night) rests upon the town’s young women. Let the cast of Scottish Youth Theatre’s Summer Festival 2011 treat you to this thoroughly unconventional musical drama.

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CHANGING HOUSE

SUN 17 APRIL 8PM £12 (£10)

WED 6 - SAT 9 APRIL 8PM £9 (£7)

THE SWINGCATS PRESENT

HAND ON HEART THEATRE PRESENTS

TOO DARN HOT

FALLING FLYING

FEATURING THE KAREN MACIVER TRIO

WRITTEN BY STEF SMITH DIRECTED BY ROS PHILIPS

Celebrate ten years of The Swingcats with this brand new anniversary show Too Darn Hot featuring the sizzling songs of the swing era. From the songbooks of Cole Porter, George Gershwin and Johnny Mercer and featuring classic hits such as Fever, Summertime and Too Darn Hot, The Swingcats, accompanied by their trio of top flight musicians, will re-create the magical era of forties swing.

‘You have the space to do all that you intend to...’ Inspired by the true story of Angie Extraganza, a trailblazing transgender woman, two performers unravel a tragic intertwining story where not everything or everyone is as, or what, they seem. A poetic and physical duologue which looks at one person’s battle to defy biology, stereotypes and death, and they succeed... almost. Falling Flying is written by award winning writer Stef Smith who wrote the text for 2010’s critically acclaimed Roadkill and directed by Ros Philips, director on sell-out shows My Name Is Rachel Corrie and One Million Tiny Plays About Britain.

‘Scotland’s answer to The Andrews Sisters.’ THE HERALD

‘World-class vocalists.’ SMOOTH RADIO

There will be a post-show discussion on Friday 8 April.

CHANGING HOUSE

FRI 22 + SAT 23 APRIL 8PM £9 (£7)

WED 20 - SAT 23 JULY 8PM £9 (£7)

MIDNIGHT COFFEE

GRANT SMEATON PRESENTS...

WITH CHRISTINE BOVILL

A live performer with a world class voice, once described as ‘a sonic combination of dark chocolate and cigarettes’, Christine Bovill has built her reputation on her interpretation of classic 20th century songs. With the release of her first album Derby Street, championed pre-release as album of the week by Radio Scotland, Christine reveals a major talent as a songwriter, and has produced a vibrant and original collection of material with origins in a tangle of blues, folk, jazz and Cajun sounds. Midnight Coffee is her much anticipated new show and is not to be missed.

‘A star is born.’ THE HERALD

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BENNY HILL? WRITTEN BY GRANT SMEATON + RAYMOND BURKE

What is it about Benny Hill that makes him a comedy pariah? For thirty years he was one of the country’s favourite entertainers. But as ratings slid in the 1980s, Hill cranked up the bawdiness levels and in 1989, he was dropped by ITV. Two years later, he died alone in his tiny London flat. Herald Angel winner Grant Smeaton explores the rise and fall of one of Britain’s greatest comedy exports.

‘a triumph and a delight.’ ★★★★★ THE HERALD ON BETTE/CAVETT

‘Smeaton’s brilliant performance captures the familiar nuances of Davis’s character.’ ★★★★ THE LIST ON BETTE/CAVETT

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THE VICTORIAN BAR PLAYS HOST TO A MIX OF CABARET, COMEDY AND MUSIC FRI 29 APR 8.30PM £5 PAULINE GOLDSMITH IN ASSOCIATION WITH GLASGOW ARTS PRESENTS

SADIE WANFAG’S BINGO SHOW SKILLSHOPS

Join in as we tell Tall Tales! These fun interactive sessions bring stories to life through rhymes, movement, props, percussion and song. Suitable for 3-5 year olds and accompanying carer.

Join us for our weekly drama workshops for children and young people. Skillshops allow participants to learn and develop theatre skills in a fun and friendly environment.

Saturdays 7 May + 4 June at 10am

SUMMER TINY + TALL TALES Last year’s summer storytelling programme was a success and we are delighted to welcome back young Tron-goers for another series of Tiny Tales and Tall Tales. TINY TALES for ages 6 months - 2 years (+ carer) Wednesdays 13, 20 + 27 July, 10am TALL TALES for ages 3-5 years (+ carer) Thursdays 14, 21 + 28 July, 10am £6 per session, ticket admits 1 child + 1 adult £4 for additional bolt on tickets (1 bolt on per booking) Meet in Box Office 10am; sessions last approx 50 mins All our classes and events within the Tron Participation programme have limited places. To avoid disappointment, please book in advance by calling our Box Office on 0141 552 4267 or for more information please call Lisa Keenan on 0141 559 5318 or email lisa.keenan@tron.co.uk

O NT1 IS KING A P 01 O 2 BO W NO

New season of Skillshops for young people commences: 5-7 years: Saturday 7 May 11am-12noon (£50/£40) 13-17 years: Monday 9 May 6.30pm-8.30pm (£60/£50) To book a place call our Box Office on 0141 552 4267.

Prizes, surprises and life bingo called by Pauline Goldsmith and co.

WEST 8TH STREET WOMAN BY MANDY McINTOSH

TALL TALES AT THE TRON

A call of a Bingo ball can change it all for Sadie Wanfag. Eyes down at the Johnnie Ringo for a Bingo Bongo bet. Two Thin Ladies for some Housey Housey at Heaven’s Gate. 85 and Staying Alive on the big Snowball that never stops. The winner takes it all, the loser staunin’ ragin’. One arm bandit. Them’s the breaks. Your number’s up. Lucky Bags!

NL STUDIO SUNDAY 12 JUNE 7.30pm £5

15+16 APR, 17+18 JUN, 8+9 JUL 8.30PM £10

WED 27 APR, 25 MAY, 29 JUNE 8.30PM £2

OAK TREE TALES

UPSTAGE PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

WORD FACTORY PRESENTS

THE SUPPER CLUB CABARET

WORD PLAY

Stories shape us. They help nurture our thoughts, perceptions, and our response to the world. They are the seeds of our history and the full bloom of our future. Over time, old stories fall away and new stories are grown. And no-one can tell a story quite like the great oak...

No-holds barred cabaret with an eclectic range of musical performances to wet your whistle and tickle your fancy. Admission price includes scrumptious and equally entertaining food.

Word Factory’s open mic performance event, with a featured performer and acoustic musician, is an opportunity for you to showcase your work, be it poetry or prose. The Word Factory will also perform work as a group during the evening.

A new piece of devised theatre from NL Studio, our adult mixed ability group. Supported by North Lanarkshire Council Learning and Leisure

TUE 6 - SAT 31 DEC (PREVIEWS: FRI 1- SUN 3 DEC)

£9.50 - £17

TRON THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS

SUN 17 APR, 22 MAY, 10 JUL 4-7PM £12 INSIDEOUT PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

A SONG, A SIP AND A SANDWICH

SUN 1 MAY, 5 JUNE, 3 JUL, 7 AUG 7.30PM

New cabaret night continues with songs from the best in musical theatre, including Wicked, Avenue Q and Les Miserables, banter, a wee tipple and some nibbles.

Limelight presents the all-new Club Sublime music showcase. Hosted by award-winning cabaret duo Blind Gurl and the Crips, these evenings will feature hot new local artists and bands.

SUN 24 APR, 29 MAY, 19 JUN 4-7PM £7(£5) RHYMES WITH PURPLE PRESENTS BY ALEX NORTON DIRECTED BY ANDY ARNOLD

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Mister Merlin’s magic is mince if he doesn’t have his wand. The Great Bahooky’s magic has always been mince – so stealing Mister Merlin’s wand, helped (or is it hindered?) by side-kick Bumble, is part of his cunning plan for wizard world domination.

two plucky puppet pals Peter and Penny prepared to brave Clabber Castle’s haunted garden to get the wand back. Last performed in 1989, Peter & Penny’s Panto is given a modern-day makeover by original creator Alex Norton.

What he didn’t bank on was Merlin having a guardian angel, in the guise of The Govan Fairy; or

Altogether now... allyballysugarallyeentyteentyhaligolum!

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.

CLUB SUBLIME

SAT 11 JUNE 8.30PM £5

LOST IN DIGRESSION Join the nancy boys, supertramps & antiheroes for another night of music, poetry, stand-up and missed opportunity. For anyone who ever digressed and never quite found their way back. PLEASE NOTE ALL EVENTS IN THE VICTORIAN BAR ARE 18YRS+

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MAIN AUDITORIUM

MON 20 JUNE 6PM INVITATION ONLY

FRI 24 JUNE 6PM INVITATION ONLY

WED 22 JUNE 7.30PM FREE BUT TICKETED

LAUNCH OF REFUGEE WEEK SCOTLAND

REFUGEE WEEK SCOTLAND MEDIA AWARDS

RAGGED UNIVERSITY PRESENTS

The launch of Refugee Week Scotland kicks off with highlights of the week ahead. For more

The 2011 Refugee Week Scotland Media Awards highlight exceptional and fair reporting of asylum and refugee issues in the Scottish press. This year’s awards are hosted by the British Red Cross.

information, contact Belinda McElhinney, 0141 248 9799

TUE 21 JUNE 7.45PM £7 (£5)

SOME WORDS FOR HOME BY OLIVER EMANUAL A home is not just a place, it’s the people. This is the story of two Jewish refugees who escaped the atrocities of World War II to make a home for themselves in Scotland. Based on interviews, this verbatim play explores not just the great events of history but also the small, everyday detail of building a new life. This rehearsed reading will be followed by a post show discussion.

WED 22 JUNE 7.45PM £10 (£8) BARROWLAND BALLET PRESENTS

DIFFERENT PASTS, SHARED FUTURE REFUGEE WEEK SCOTLAND 20 - 26 JUNE Refugee Week Scotland is an exciting programme of events happening across the country to celebrate diversity and raise awareness of refugee issues. For full listings and information from the end of May, visit www.refugeeweekscotland.com

CONVERSATIONS WITH CARMEL

For more information visit www.refugeeweekscotland.com

FRI 24 JUNE 8PM £12 (£10)

BRITISH RED CROSS REFUGEE WEEK COMEDY NIGHT Susan Calman returns to host the fifth British Red Cross Refugee Week Comedy Night. An evening of first class stand up comedy brought to you by the world’s largest humanitarian organisation. Past highlights have included Kevin Bridges, Frankie Boyle and Stephen K Amos. Full line up to be confirmed but expect big names and even bigger laughs. Check the website for details.

SAT 25 JUNE 8PM £8 (£5)

OUR NARROWING WORLD Ragged University speakers from Red Road and Glasgow City Centre will present a variety of talks and poetry readings on Our Narrowing World. There will be the opportunity to discuss the subject with the speakers. For further details visit www.raggeduniversity.com and for more information contact carrie@raggeduniversity.com

THU 23 JUNE 7.30PM £8 (£5) GLASGOW THEATRE + ARTS COLLECTIVE PRESENTS

BACKBONE Courage; the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, without fear. Come and explore the notion of courage with Glasgow Theatre and Arts Collective (GTAC) as they present six theatrical shorts exploring courage. Glasgow Theatre and Arts Collective are committed to creating diverse theatrical work and building a supportive community for and with emerging artists.

Welcome, thank you for coming – she’ll be so touched Come and join the celebrations at Carmel’s surprise 70th birthday party. Share in her stories, secrets and family relationships in this visionary, piece of dance, theatre and film inspired by the chaos of family gatherings. It fuses the talents of some of Scotland’s most exciting artists – Barrowland Ballet’s choreographer Natasha Gilmore, artistic directors of Vox Motus Theatre Company, composer Quee MacArthur (Shooglenifty), and award-winning film-maker Rachel Davies with an ensemble community cast drawn from across Glasgow, including people seeking asylum and refugees.

MARYHILL AND CENTRAL+WEST INTEGRATION NETWORKS WITH BARROWLAND BALLET, CLAN MACONDO AND ALBSCOTT PRESENT

FRI 24 JUNE 7.30PM £5 (£3)

HERE I AM/COLOURS OF LIFE

VOX ASYLUM

THU 23 JUNE 2PM + 7.45PM £5 (£3)

poems by Remzije Sherifi and choreography by Natasha Gilmore.

VICTORIAN BAR

Colours of Life is a display of cultural richness showcasing international dance styles and traditional costumes from AlbScott and Clan Macondo. It illustrates the way different

SAT 25 JUNE 9PM FREE BUT TICKETED

IGNITE THEATRE PRESENTS

TRUE COLOURS How are we shaped by the way we are raised? Award-winning Ignite Theatre, a young dynamic company explore culture, tradition and expectation in this brand new comedy. Three characters, one African, one Asian and one Scottish stand on the brink of adulthood. Each is being brought up with

a set of hopes and dreams but can they live up to their families’ expectations?

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CHANGING HOUSE

Here I Am is a collaboration between MIN’s Music and Theatre Production and Barrowland Ballet with a cast of adults and children from people seeking asylum, refugee, BME, migrant and local communities. Alongside professional dancers and musicians they explore and express how people struggle and suffer even when they are safe, and how their children

bring light to their lives, helping them to find the strength to move forward. It features

cultures use dance to bring joy and colour to life, to overcome hardship, and to celebrate the human spirit and desire to create, perform and share our stories.

ARTICULATE PRESENT In a world that has proved to be bleak and inhumane, three asylum seekers and refugees find a stream of light in the midst of the darkness. Composed from conversations and interviews with members of Maryhill Integration Network, Vox Asylum tells the real-life stories of three people who fled their homeland in fear and found new hope in Glasgow.

CABARET Celebrate Refugee Week with an evening of spoken word, music, comedy and general good vibes. The evening is hosted by Seeds of Thought with an array of exciting guests.

REFUGEE WEEK SCOTLAND IS CO-ORDINATED BY SCOTTISH REFUGEE COUNCIL www.scottishrefugeecouncil.org.uk

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GLASGOW JAZZ FESTIVAL 29 JUNE - 2 JULY CURATED BY GLASGOW PRINT STUDIO

WED 29 JUNE 8PM £12 (£10)

KEN MATHIESON’S CLASSIC JAZZ ORCHESTRA FEATURING ALAN BARNES Glasgow Jazz Festival commissioned Benny Carter in 1987 and Gerry Mulligan in 1988 to write a piece of music to celebrate the Festival. The band will perform both pieces Glasgow and Flying Scotsman.

FRI 1 JULY 8PM £15 (£13)

JOHN ETHERIDGE’S SWEET CHORUS Now celebrating its 12th year together, John Etheridge’s Sweet Chorus was originally formed as a personal tribute by John to his mentor and inspiration Stephane Grappelli with whom he worked for 5 years in the ‘70s and early ‘80s.

SAT 2 JULY 8PM £15 (£13)

MEADOW JOHN TAYLOR/TORE BRUNBORG/THOMA STRøNEN (NORWAY/UK) Three of Europe’s finest and most sensitive players, Taylor (piano), Brunborg (saxophones) and Strønen (drums) feature together, following the release in February of their album Blissful Ignorance, which has its own sense of place, time and worth, able to seek and to soar but with the maturity to know what really matters. There’s no sentimentality or fey romanticism about Meadow or Blissful Ignorance. This music has the wisdom, honesty and vigour that is borne only of experience. Blissful Ignorance – these guys have it sussed.

Taking its cue from the legendary group Hot Club of France, the band features John’s dazzling guitar work and the scintillating violin of Chris Garrick. The relationship between these two has been described as one of the most potent in European jazz and backed up by the propulsive

‘... this remarkable trio has produced one of 2011’s likely jazz triumphs.’

SAT 30 JUL + SUN 31 JULY

Directed by leading educator and saxophonist Rob Hall, this course is aimed at musicians at Beginner to Intermediate level of jazz experience. All instruments/voices welcome! Participants will gain experience in improvisation, learning music by ear, ensemble playing, instant arranging, jazz harmony, performance skills and much more.

JAZZ COURSE 2011 For more details and online booking visit:

www.jazzcourse.co.uk or call: 01555 870555 26

drive of Dave Kelbie (rhythm guitar) and Andy Crowdy (bass) they produce breathtaking sallies through repertoire both old and contemporary. A must for all fans of melodically-based, inspired, swinging acoustic jazz.

John Fordham, THE GUARDIAN

Visit www.jazzfest.co.uk for full festival listings

Murray Robertson, Deep Waters, Watercolour, Pencil + Digital Imaging 1/20.

Claire Forsyth, Untitled, screenprint, 38x77cm.

12 APRIL - 12 JUNE

14 JUNE - 7 AUGUST

MURRAY ROBERTSON NEW WORK

CLAIRE FORSYTH

Whilst maintaining an interest in traditional printmaking techniques through many years of association with the Glasgow Print Studio, it is the research, development and application of new technologies, specifically digital imaging and printing, that has most influenced Robertson’s current professional practice. Works of deliberate graphical precision draw upon the iconography of signs and symbols inherent to the matrix of both mystical and scientific knowledge systems. Echoes drawn from diverse cultures are merged or contrasted with current “rational” and empirical paradigms. Densely worked surfaces, cramped or ambiguous pictorial space, obsessive attention to detail and the strategic use of colour effects are some of the techniques, devices and materials employed in a desire to “see” the world as vibrant with symbolic meaning and to read “reality” as a compelling allegory which is many-layered and rationally disobedient.

Claire Forsyth works in a variety of media to explore narrative. Traversing both urban and pastoral environments, the images invite the viewer to glimpse fragments of journeys as they travel towards night. Claire trained at Glasgow School of Art, receiving First Class honours in Fine Art Printmaking. She worked for several years at London Print Studio before becoming Workshop Manager at Glasgow Print Studio. Her work has been shown in Berlin, London, Milan and southern Italy.

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.

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TRON THEATRE BECOMING A PATRON

TRON THEATRE ACCESS

GET INTO BED WITH THE

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.

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.

This brochure is available in large print format.

Crazy Gary’s Mobile Disco Wed 25 May, 7.45pm Casablanca Tue 19 July, 7.45pm

Patrons are the life and soul of the Tron and for as little as £100 per year you can make a real difference to what we do, whilst at the same time enjoying a range of exclusive benefits. Whether you sign up for the scheme yourself, or give it as a gift, we’re pretty sure you won’t be disappointed. Don’t just take our word for this though! We asked current members of the scheme to let us know what they thought and were overwhelmed by their responses: I really value the standard of productions at The Tron and the work that Andy has done there; it is a pleasure to support this. Moreover the Patrons Scheme is great value and great fun. LESLEY INGLIS

I would thoroughly recommend this as a present with a difference. It gives us a link to the theatre, almost a sense of belonging. So, if you are looking for someone who is difficult to buy for, the Patrons Scheme is perfect. As you say in the blurb, we feel as if we have been given not one present but one for every time we will attend. MARIANNE MARTIN

whenever we visit with seats that meet our needs. A nice meal if we want. A wide range of productions that have never failed to entertain and never cost that much! A very comfortable theatre that makes you feel almost involved in what is happening onstage. We go to things in the Citz, The Kings and the Theatre Royal but much prefer the Tron. TOMMY McLEOD

We became patrons to support the Tron as it encapsulates everything good theatre should be with innovative and accessible programmes in a unique city centre venue. Put simply – the Tron is a theatrical gem! STEWART COULTER

ELAINE McNIVEN

A very worthwhile wee investment, with a great return. JEAN + ROBIN DODS Best money I’ve spent in years. I feel appreciated for contributing just a little bit of money and we get plenty in return. A warm welcome

TRON THEATRE

 

So join our existing Patrons and feel good about giving whilst getting something worthwhile in return.

BECOMING A PATRO

BED WITH THE

FROM AS LITTL E AS £10 A MONT H

For more information about becoming a member of the Patron Scheme please contact Dearbhla Murphy on 0141 559 5304 or by email at dearbhla.murphy@tron.co.uk.

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Audio Described Performances

TEXT PHONE: 18001 0141 552 4267

ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES

CAP

Online: www.tron.co.uk (we cannot always provide specific seating online).

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 the front section of our auditorium, we have no restricted view between our seats and the stage. Captioned performances:

Casablanca Wed 20 July, 7.45pm We always look forward to our ‘Tron’ evenings. The plays are interesting, always well acted and produced, often thought-provoking and sometimes very amusing. We usually have a meal in the restaurant before the play. We find the food excellent value for money and the atmosphere congenial. I wanted to be a Patron to support an excellent small theatre which has given us much pleasure, and will no doubt continue to do so in the future.

AUDIO DESCRIBED performances

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. BSL performances:

Crazy Gary’s Mobile Disco Wed 25 May, 7.45pm Casablanca Thu 21 July, 7.45pm

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.

ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY At the Tron, we believe we have a responsibility towards our environment and local community. We actively look at ways to introduce or improve our practises to reduce our impact on the world around us. All our electricity comes from renewable sources and we reduced our CO2 emissions by over 30 tonnes between 2007 and 2010. Our disposable cups are made from plant starch, not plastic; our tea, coffee, sugar & hot chocolate are all Fair Trade and all our food is locally sourced. All our tickets are printed on FSC stock + we use recycled paper wherever we can. It’s not everything, but it’s a start! To view our full policy, have a look at our website: www.tron.co.uk/about/tron_environmental_policy/

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SUMMER SEASON 2011

MAY

SAT 9 WED 13 THU 14 FRI 15 SAT 16 SUN 17 THU 21 FRI 22 SAT 23 SUN 24 WED 27 THU 28 FRI 29 SAT 30

SUN 1 WED 4 THU 5

AT SWIM TWO BIRDS 7.45PM INK: 24 HOUR PLAYS 9.30PM AT SWIM TWO BIRDS 7.45PM

SAT 14

SAT 21 SUN 22 TUE 24 WED 25 THU 26 FRI 27 SAT 28 SUN 29

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JUNE

THU 2 FRI 3 SAT 4 SUN 5 FRI 10 SAT 11 SUN 12 TUE 14 WED 15 THU 16 FRI 17

WHAT I MEANT WAS 7.30PM WHAT I MEANT WAS 7.30PM WHAT I MEANT WAS 2.30PM + 7.30PM

SAT 18

LARK, CLARK + THE PUPPET HANDY 7.45PM

SUN 19 MON 20 TUE 21 WED 22 THU 23 FRI 24 SAT 25 WED 29

SOME WORDS FOR HOME 7.45PM CONVERSATIONS WITH CARMEL 7.45PM TRUE COLOURS 2PM + 7.45PM BRITISH RED CROSS COMEDY NIGHT 8PM HERE I AM/COLOURS OF LIFE 8PM CLASSIC JAZZ ORCHESTRA 8PM

CURIOUS TALE OF OAK TREE GROVE 7.30PM CURIOUS TALE OF OAK TREE GROVE 2.30PM OAK TREE TALES 7.30PM LARK, CLARK + THE PUPPET HANDY 7.45PM LARK, CLARK + THE PUPPET HANDY 7.45PM LARK, CLARK + THE PUPPET HANDY 7.45PM LARK, CLARK + THE PUPPET HANDY 7.45PM

CHANGING HOUSE VICTORIAN BAR TOUCHED 8PM TOUCHED 8PM TOUCHED 2.15PM + 8PM CLUB SUBLIME 7.30PM LOST IN DIGRESSION 8.30PM

PAGE TO STAGE 8PM PAGE TO STAGE 8PM SUPPER CLUB CABARET 8.30PM PAGE TO STAGE 2.30PM + 8PM SUPPER CLUB CABARET 8.30PM DR SKETCHY 4PM - 7PM LAUNCH OF REFUGEE WEEK 6PM OUR NARROWING WORLD 7.30PM BACKBONE 7.30PM VOX ASYLUM 7.30PM REFUGEE WEEK CABARET 9PM WORD PLAY 8.30PM

CLUB SUBLIME 7.30PM

FRI 20

FRI 13

MIDNIGHT COFFEE 8PM MIDNIGHT COFFEE 8PM DR. SKETCHY 4PM - 7PM WORD PLAY 8.30PM

CHANGING HOUSE VICTORIAN BAR

AT SWIM TWO BIRDS 7.45PM

THU 12

SUPPER CLUB CABARET 8.30PM SUPPER CLUB CABARET 8.30PM A SONG, A SIP + A SANDWICH 4PM - 7PM

MAIN AUDITORIUM

THU 19

TUE 10 WED 11

FALLING FLYING 8PM

SADIE WANFAG’S BINGO SHOW 8.30PM

TUE 17 WED 18

SAT 7

FALLING FLYING 8PM

CAGED 1.30PM + 7.45PM CAGED 7.45PM CAGED 7.45PM

IT’S A DEAD LIBERTY 9.30PM FORGOTTEN 7.45PM IT’S A DEAD LIBERTY 9.30PM FORGOTTEN 7.45PM IT’S A DEAD LIBERTY 9.30PM FORGOTTEN 7.45PM IT’S A DEAD LIBERTY 9.30PM KING OF SCOTLAND 7.45PM KING OF SCOTLAND 7.45PM EVERYTHING BETWEEN US 9.30PM KING OF SCOTLAND 7.45PM EVERYTHING BETWEEN US 9.30PM KING OF SCOTLAND 7.45PM EVERYTHING BETWEEN US 9.30PM KING OF SCOTLAND 7.45PM EVERYTHING BETWEEN US 9.30PM AT SWIM TWO BIRDS 7.45PM AT SWIM TWO BIRDS 7.45PM

FRI 6

FALLING FLYING 8PM FALLING FLYING 8PM

CRAZY GARY’S MOBILE DISCO 7.45PM CRAZY GARY’S MOBILE DISCO 7.45PM CRAZY GARY’S MOBILE DISCO 7.45PM CRAZY GARY’S MOBILE DISCO 7.45PM CRAZY GARY’S MOBILE DISCO 7.45PM

MAIN AUDITORIUM

TEN MEN DEAD 8PM WHITE ROSE 8.30PM STARS IN THE MORNING SKY 8.30PM

JULY

FRI 8

PROJECT BRANDED 7.30PM DR PHIL’S RUDE HEALTH SHOW 10PM PROJECT BRANDED 7.30PM LUKE WRIGHT 10PM PROJECT BRANDED 7.30PM CLOCKWORK 7.45PM CLOCKWORK 7.45PM CLOCKWORK 7.45PM CLOCKWORK 2.30PM + 7.45PM THE SWINGCATS 8PM OVID’S METAMORPHOSES 7.45PM OVID’S METAMORPHOSES 7.45PM OVID’S METAMORPHOSES 7.45PM

MAIN AUDITORIUM

CHANGING HOUSE VICTORIAN BAR

DAY LONG 9PM DAY LONG 9PM DAY LONG 9PM PLAY ME SOMETHING 7.30PM DAY LONG 9PM DAY LONG 9PM GRENADES 7.30PM DAY LONG 9PM GRENADES 7.30PM DAY LONG 9PM GRENADES 7.30PM DAY LONG 9PM GRENADES 7.30PM DAY LONG 9PM A SONG, A SIP + A SANDWICH 4PM - 7PM WORD PLAY 8.30PM FROM A CITY BALCONY 8PM FROM A CITY BALCONY 8PM FROM A CITY BALCONY 8PM DR. SKETCHY 4PM - 7PM

FRI 1 SAT 2 SUN 3 THU 7 FRI 8 SAT 9 SUN 10 TUE 12 WED 13 THU 14 FRI 15 SAT 16 TUE 19 WED 20 THU 21 FRI 22 SAT 23

TUE 2 WED 3 THU 4 FRI 5 SAT 6 SUN 7

CHANGING HOUSE VICTORIAN BAR

JOHN ETHERIDGE’S SWEET CHORUS 8PM MEADOW 8PM CLUB SUBLIME 7.30PM CASABLANCA 7.45PM (PREVIEW) CASABLANCA 7.45PM (PREVIEW) CASABLANCA 7.45PM (PREVIEW) CASABLANCA 7.45PM CASABLANCA 7.45PM CASABLANCA 7.45PM CASABLANCA 7.45PM CASABLANCA 7.45PM CASABLANCA 7.45PM CASABLANCA 7.45PM CAP CASABLANCA 7.45PM CASABLANCA 7.45PM CASABLANCA 2.30PM + 7.45PM

MAIN AUDITORIUM

AUGUST

APRIL

MAIN AUDITORIUM WED 6 THU 7

TEXT TRON TO 88802 TO GET FREE ALERTS

SUPPER CLUB CABARET 8.30PM SUPPER CLUB CABARET 8.30PM A SONG, A SIP + A SANDWICH 4PM-7PM

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BENNY HILL? 8PM WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BENNY HILL? 8PM WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BENNY HILL? 8PM WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BENNY HILL? 8PM

CHANGING HOUSE VICTORIAN BAR

PROM NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD 7.45PM PROM NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD 7.45PM PROM NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD 7.45PM PROM NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD 7.45PM PROM NIGHT... 2PM + 7.45PM CLUB SUBLIME 7.30PM

The Tron Theatre retains the right to amend the programme as a result of unforeseen circumstances. All details are correct at time of going to press.

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Tron Theatre Summer Season 2011