The spring season at the Tron Theatre is underway with Mike Bartlett’s play, Cock, currently playing with James Anthony Pearson in the principal role of John. Another of Bartlett’s works, Earthquakes In London, is presented by The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in the summer.
Working with Vanishing Point, Tron Theatre opens The Destroyed Room later this month.
Conceived and directed by Matthew Lenton and created in partnership with the cast (Elicia Daly, Pauline Goldsmith and Barnaby Power) and the creative team, the play has music by Mark Melville.
The work uses Jeff Wall’s photograph of a ransacked room (the one used on the cover of Sonic Youth’s album) as its starting point.
Lenton said of it, “The Destroyed Room is about the profusion of lenses… In earlier productions we have been interested in the nature of voyeurism and being a witness. With The Destroyed Room we take this one step further, delving deeper into the moral issues around witnessing, and what happens when the witness finally becomes the witnessed …".
Shrapnel, from contemporary Gaelic theatre company Theatre Gu Leòr (Theatre Galore), is for Gaelic and non-Gaelic speaking audiences, presented with animation, subtitles and live music.
An urban thriller set in Edinburgh, it is adapted from Tormod Caimbeul’s seminal Gaelic novel, by his daughter Catriona Lexy Chaimbeul who is in the cast with Iain Macrae, Màiri Morrison, Iain Beggs, Calum MacDonald and Artair Donald. The BSL performer is Catherine King.
The translation is by Màiri Sìne Chaimbeul and animation/subtitle and set design is by Iain Craig. The director is Muireann Kelly.
Amy Conway's 30:60:80 contrasting three generations of women stops at the Tron next month (touring until 11 March), whilst the Traverse Theatre Company production Crash about bankers and Puppet State Theatre Company's Leaf by Niggle by J R R Tolkien plays in April.
Other highlights include International Waters from David Leddy and his company, Fire Exit; "a perverse Aesop’s fable for the apocalypse" promising a twisting plot, elegant glamour, cyborg finance and a delicious bull testicle meringue and Lung Ha Theatre Company's The Silent Treatment written by Douglas Maxwell with music by MJ McCarthy.
Comedy includes Mark Thomas in his new show Trespass and of course acts from the Glasgow International Comedy Festival.
There are also programmes of music and new writing events and shows by and for younger audiences.