Mayfesto

The Tron Theatre's annual mini-festival Mayfesto celebrates powerful new writing that is both provocative and engrossing!

Mayfesto

About Mayfesto

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Mayfesto is the Tron's mini-festival of edgy and provocative new work - and this year's programme takes inspiration for its theme BREAD and CIRCUSES from the Juvenal quote about people being pacified with food and entertainment, voluntarily trading democrative freedoms for stable yet controlling governments.

Kolbrún Björt Sigfúsdóttir and Ryan Hay are our Resident Artists for the festival, with Kolbrún directing the Scottish premiere of debbie tucker green's devastating thriller of a play, hang (29 Apr - 9 May) in the studio space. Ryan Hay's work-in-progress candy (20 May) is a sugar-coated outcry that examines how we cope with life; an experimental new play about class, love and paying the bills.

Artistic Director Andy Arnold is working on two Mayfesto projects - high man pen meander (14-16 May), a thrilling promenade piece around and about the Tron Theatre celebrating the work of the great Glasgow poet Edwin Morgan as part of #edwinmorgan100 and Daggers in the Air (1&2 May), a text-driven scratch performance with Tron Young Company where they'll perform, in-the-round, excerpts from some of the 20th century's most absurd and existential scripts.

Visiting work comes in the form of winner of the 2019 Mental Health Fringe Award, All of Me (21-23 May) from Olivier Award nominee Caroline Horton, an intimate and absurd exploration of wanting to live, wanting to die and what can happen if we sit together with the dark directed by Alex Swift; Scottee: Class (28 & 28 May), part of the Take Me Somewhere programme, a damaged, brutal, savagely funny reflection on what it means growing up working-class; and the festival closes with Egg (29 & 30 May), Paper Doll Militia's highly visual exploration of female fertility, sexuality and choice which weaves together personal testimony, original music and stunning aeriel artistry.

As Ryan Hay sums up 'Mayfesto is a place where boundaries are transgressed, where all are welcome and where the established order is tested. Indulge. Question. Rebel. Come to the circus.'

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Upcoming Events at Mayfesto

hang

hang

29th April 2020 - 9th May 2020
His life. In her hands. hang is a shattering play about one woman's unspeakable decision. Part of Tron Theatre's Mayfesto.
Daggers in the Air: Scratch Performance

Daggers in the Air: Scratch Performance

1st May 2020 - 2nd May 2020
Daggers in the Air: Scratch Performance is a new experience for the Tron Theatre's Young Company and for Artistic Director Andy Arnold himself... expect the unexpected!
high man pen meander

high man pen meander

14th May 2020 - 16th May 2020
high man pen meander is a thrilling promenade show around and about the Tron Theatre, where the walls will echo with the voices and sounds of Glasgow's most famous bard... Edwin Morgan!
candy

candy

20th May 2020
From the Mayfesto 2020 Resident Artists, candy is an experimental new work-in-progress about class, love, and paying the bills.
ALL OF ME

ALL OF ME

21st May 2020 - 23rd May 2020
ALL OF ME is an intimate and absurd exploration of wanting to live, wanting to die and what can happen if we sit together with the dark.
Scottee: Class

Scottee: Class

27th May 2020 - 28th May 2020
Scottee uncovers what it is to be embarrassed about where you're from... this is a show for the middle classes!
EGG

EGG

29th May 2020 - 30th May 2020
EGG, at the Tron Theatre, is a powerful new aerial theatre production with live music, telling the true story of a woman who gave her eggs to her friend to have a child.

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