Glasgow's Tron reopens

Published: 12 September 2021
Reporter: Sandra Giorgetti

Citizens Theatre Krapp's Last Tape Credit: Anthony Robling
Olive the Other Reindeer Credit: Jamhot (Insta)

Following eighteen months of outdoor pop-ups and online work, the Tron announces its reopening season.

The Tron will produce a new version of The Tempest devised by artistic director Andy Arnold from Shakespeare’s original. Arnold will also direct the cast of eleven Scottish-based female and female identifying actors new to the venue.

For the festive season, the Tron has to once again forgo its usual panto but young families can enjoy Olive The Other Reindeer, a newly commissioned piece based on a character from an earlier Johnny McKnight panto.

Tron Young Company is creating a site-specific sound piece Retro/Future, and December also sees Tron PARTICIPATION returning with its lockdown success Suitcase Stories from The Audio Story Company.

Tron will share its space with Citizens Theatre, which has no building, during the season. They will present a new double bill of Beckett's Krapp’s Last Tape with Niall Buggy and new commission, Go On, written by Linda McLean to accompany it; this will feature Maureen Beattie.

Alongside all these new productions, Tron CREATIVE continues with its artistic development workshops and residencies and BUILD continues its LabWeek with a new WRITER’S LabWeek in partnership with Playwrights’ Studio Scotland.

The reopening season is presented with a new pricing policy and logistical arrangements to accommodate a variety of safety measures, of which executive director Sam Gough said, "we are hugely excited to be opening our doors again. The Tron may look and feel a little different from when we last welcomed audiences, some of the changes reflect our desire to keep customers as safe as possible in the current climate, but many were planned before the pandemic and have been introduced to make the theatre more accessible to more people and to make the experience of coming to the Tron even more wonderful. We can’t wait to see you all."

Tickets can be booked online or by telephone with the box office opening to visitors on 13 September.