059_305__brochurefrontpage_1395833799_thumb6th – 31st May 2014, 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. Mayfesto 2014 will have the theme of colonisation, and work will largely come under that banner.

TRON THEATRE LISTINGS: MAYFESTO 2014

Wednesday 7th – Saturday 17th May

Tron Theatre Company in association with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland present The Tempest (7th, 9th, 10th 14th, 16th) 7.45pm (2.30pm Sat 10th)
Tickets: £10 Main Auditorium Tron Theatre 0141 552 4267 www.tron.co.uk Tron Theatre Company and the RCS stage Shakespeare’s famous colonial play. Part of Mayfesto 2014

Thursday 8th – Saturday 17th May

Tron Theatre Company in association with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland present Our Country’s Good (8th, 10th, 13th, 15th, 17th) 7.45pm
Tickets: £10 Main Auditorium Tron Theatre 0141 552 4267 www.tron.co.uk Set in the penal colony of New South Wales, Our Country’s Good follows the true story of the performance of a play by the convicts there and is both shocking and deeply moving. Part of Mayfesto 2014.

Thursday 8th May
The Progressive Playwright
8.30pm
Tickets: £5 Changing House Tron Theatre 0141 552 4267 www.tron.co.uk Sam Rowe directs an evening of play readings for new and developing playwrights. Part of Mayfesto 2014.

Saturday 10th May
A Tempest by Aimé Césaire
6pm
Tickets: £3 Changing House Tron Theatre 0141 552 4267 www.tron.co.uk Césaire’s rich and insightful adaptation of The Tempest. Part of Mayfesto 2014.

Thursday 15th – Saturday 17th May
Jock: Scotland on Trial
8pm
Tickets: £10 Changing House Tron Theatre 0141 552 4267 www.tron.co.uk Alan Bissett premieres a new work-in-progress posing the question ‘is Scotland the colonised or the coloniser?’ Part of Mayfesto 2014.

Tuesday 20th May
A Season in the Congo
7.45pm
Tickets: £3 Main Auditorium Tron Theatre 0141 552 4267 www.tron.co.uk Césaire’s recounts the tragic death of Patrice Lumumba, the first prime minister of the Republic of Congo. Part of Mayfesto 2014.

Wednesday 21st May
Day One + Post reading discussion
8pm
Tickets: £3 Changing House Tron Theatre 0141 552 4267 www.tron.co.uk Sara Shaarawi presents a reading of her new work Day One, about a female suicide bomber. Part of Mayfesto 2014.

Thursday 22nd May
Thomas Muir – The Hidden Spirit of Our Times
8pm
Tickets: £3 Changing House Tron Theatre 0141 552 4267 www.tron.co.uk  Rehearsed reading of Peter Arnott’s play about Thomas Muir, a champion for democracy. Part of Mayfesto 2014.

Thursday 22nd    May
Newsboy: Colonisation Edition
8.30pm
Tickets: £5 Victorian Bar Tron Theatre
0141 552 4267 www.tron.co.uk Created and produced by Matthew Knights and Rosanna hall with written contributions, Newsboy will be read script-in-hand by a group of professional actors. Part of Mayfesto 2014

Friday 23rd & Saturday 24th May Imaginate Festival on Tour present Compagnia TPO & Insite Arts Saltbush

2.30pm (Fri 23); 11.30am & 2.30pm (Sat 24)
Tickets: £8 (Family tickets: £21-£28) Main Auditorium Tron Theatre
0141 552 4267 www.tron.co.uk  An interactive journey through the culture and landscape of Aboriginal Australia celebrated through live dance, music, song and stories for 4-8 year olds. Part of Mayfesto 2014.

Friday 23rd May
Art vs Politics: Who’s Lying and Who’s Telling the Truth?
7pm
Tickets: Free but ticketed Changing House Tron Theatre 0141 552 4267 www.tron.co.uk  An exploration into political art and the art of politics in Scotland 2014. Part of Mayfesto 2014.

Friday 23rd & Saturday 24th May Zendeh present Heart 8.30pm
Changing House
Tickets: £10 Changing House Tron Theatre 0141 552 4267 www.tron.co.uk An explosive mix of political thriller and a passionate love story and a dynamic cocktail of physical theatre and performance poetry. Part of Mayfesto 2014.

Thursday 29th – Saturday 31st May Tamasha present My Name is… 7.45pm
Tickets: £10 Main Auditorium Tron Theatre
0141 552 4267 www.tron.co.uk A captivating new play, based on true events, about love, family and shifting identities. Part of Mayfesto 2014.

Friday 30th and Saturday 31st May
Return to My Native Land
8pm
Tickets: £3 Changing House Tron Theatre 0141 552 4267 www.tron.co.uk  Aimé Césaire’s rarely performed, epic and moving response to colonisation. Part of Mayfesto 2014.

Tron Theatre, 63 Trongate, Glasgow, G1 5HB
Telephone; 0141 552 4267

MCR Pathways and The Herald Campaign, Mentors Needed: you can make a big difference to a disadvantaged young person
Aye Write 2014: A Commonwealth Legacy of Literature, Amnesty International, 12 April, 5 p.m

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