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 – now very firmly fixed in our annual calendar. This year, the festival will present new drama exploring the brutal complexities of family life – situations where not everything is black and white.

Our own offering, the absurdist Ma, Pa and the Little Mouths by Martin McCormick, will be presented in association with National Theatre of Scotland. Meet the reclusive Ma and Pa (played by Karen Dunbar and Gerry Mulgrew) who spend their time exchanging extraordinary and fantastical stories in their high-rise flat as they tend to their ‘little mouths’. As part of the same NTS new writing initiative, the Traverse Theatre will present Frances Poet’s taut, psychological thriller exploring who we can trust with our children, Gut, directed by award-winning Traverse Associate Director Zinnie Harris.

We’re delighted once again to be hosting events as part of Take Me Somewhere – this year we have David Hoyle’s biographical Diamond – an avant-garde, angry and hilarious journey into LGBT liberation from 1957 to present day, with musical interludes from London drag four-piece The Lipsinkers; and work-in-progress performances of Cora Bissett’s What Girls Are Made Of – about her rollercoaster journey from small-town Fife to rock-star life with a hot new indie band.

I was invited to be part of the judging panel for the inaugural Mental Health Fringe Award presented at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe, and am delighted to be able to programme the production that won the award: Mental which is the moving and personal story about Kane Power’s relationship with his mother and her mental health. We’re also proud to be able to support Fire Exit’s Pyromania bursary programme, with two rehearsed readings End Of. by Maryam Hamidi and The Warhol Assassin by Amy Conway; Curious Seed’s exploration of the interplay between music, dance and the origin of stories, Moving Monologues; and to present a reading of the Mayfesto Award-winning play Brink by Sarah Farrell.

And what better way to round out the Festival but with a Song Party from our house band, the Tron Community Choir, with rousing renditions of classic tracks from Cher, The Stone Roses and Camera Obscura and a healthy dose of CHOIR-EE-OKE thrown in.

A great line-up - come and enjoy as much as you can. We look forward to seeing you down here.

Upcoming Events at Mayfesto

Ma, Pa and the Little Mouths

Ma, Pa and the Little Mouths

3rd May 2018 - 12th May 2018
Catch Martin McCormick's extraordinary dark and surreal new work, Ma, Pa and the Little Mouths at the Tron Theatre featuring Nalini Chetty, Karen Dunbar and Gerry Mulgrew.
Pyromania: End Of

Pyromania: End Of

3rd May 2018
Catch a rehearsed reading of Maryam Hamidi’s new work, End Of, developed through Fire Exit’s Pyromania programme.
Pyromania: The Warhol Assassin

Pyromania: The Warhol Assassin

4th May 2018
Catch a rehearsed reading of Amy Conway’s new work, The Warhol Assassin developed through Fire Exit’s Pyromania programme.
Moving Monologues

Moving Monologues

5th May 2018
Curious Seed presents Moving Monologues featuring 'At The Mercy Of Fabulous Thoughts' and 'And The Birds Did Sing'.
Mental

Mental

9th May 2018 - 12th May 2018
This Mental Health Fringe Award-winning play tells the moving and personal story about one son’s relationship with his mother and her mental health, catch it at the Tron Theatre.
Gut

Gut

16th May 2018 - 19th May 2018
Written by Fringe First award-winning playwright Frances Poet (Adam), Gut is a taut psychological thriller that explores who we can trust with our children.
What Girls Are Made Of

What Girls Are Made Of

25th May 2018 - 26th May 2018
Based on detailed teenage diaries, 'What Girls Are Made Of' is the story of a young woman being thrust into the music industry as the lead singer of a 90s indie band.
David Hoyle: Diamond

David Hoyle: Diamond

25th May 2018 - 26th May 2018
A bittersweet journey into LGBT liberation from 1957 to present day, told via David Hoyle’s thrilling biography, with musical interludes from drag stars The Lipsinkers!
Tron Community Choir: Song Party

Tron Community Choir: Song Party

30th May 2018
Don't miss a night of awesome covers from the house band of Tron Theatre, Tron Community Choir with classic tracks from Cher through to The Stone Roses and Camera Obscura!

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