Check out all of the great shows coming up at the Tron Theatre over the next few months - from comedy and theatre to their annual festive spectacular. Written by our friend Lindsay, Press and Marketing Manager at this magnificently medieval building. Over to you, Lindsay!
Here at Glasgow’s Tron Theatre, we recently announced our Autumn/Winter 2016 season – an extraordinary and eclectic range of work with world-class theatre and unique dance presented alongside ventures into absurdism and activism.
We’re delighted to be working with the Traverse Theatre on Rob Drummond’s Grain in the Blood (Oct 19-29). Set against the backdrop of an eerie rural community and steeped in the folklore of the harvest, it explores the timely moral dilemma of how much we are prepared to sacrifice for the greater good? Another co-production this season is with Maraike Bruening on Summer Heart (Sept 8 & 9): an insight into the extraordinary life of classical pianist Alice Herz-Sommer, who until her death in 2014, was known as the world’s oldest living Holocaust survivor. Challenging the familiar recital experience, Maraike tells Alice’s story using some of Chopin’s most dramatic études, theatrical writing, illustration and projection. We’re also working again with Theatre Jezebel on staging Mad Men and House of Cards writer Keith Huff’s A Steady Rain (Sept 16-24). Two Chicago cops find their life-long, almost family-like bond put to the test when they’re called out to a domestic disturbance that takes a turn for the worst.
Other main auditorium shows include the spectacularly surreal Pajama Men: 2 Man 3 Musketeers (Sept 28 & 29) with their audacious new show; Olivier Award-winning Pat Kinevane with his ‘unequivocally beautiful’ piece Forgotten (Oct 1); and Enda Walsh’s furious, funny and violent dash through a lifelong friendship at the moment of its savage destruction, Disco Pigs (Oct 4 & 5). The ever-popular Mark Thomas returns with the third in his trilogy of multi-award winning shows, The Red Shed (Oct 6-8) and Company Chordelia and Solar Bear present a unique piece of dance theatre, Lady Macbeth: unsex me here (Nov 1 & 2) where a cast of male dancers explore the relationship between masculine and feminine in one of Shakespeare’s most complex women.
Our established Vic Bar events continue to sell out each month, with Sunday Jazz and The Seven Song Club returning for the Autumn-Winter season, alongside acoustic folk night, Folkify, with Sandy Nelson and Morna Young, performance poetry in the form of the Sunday Slams and new event, Mixtape; and our Bar & Kitchen have introduced the Tasting Series, sumptuous 5-course menus paired with innovative cocktails from our brand partners.