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Mayfesto 2017


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Tron launch their mini-festival, this year inspired by sound

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Daphne Oram's Wonderful World of Sound. Photo: Mihaela Bodlovic

The Tron Theatre have announced the programme for their annual Mayfesto season.

Music and sound is the theme for this year’s mini-festival, drawing inspiration from Samuel Beckett’s comment on his struggle to write Words and Music: ‘Music always wins’.

The season kicks off with Daphne Oram’s Wonderful World of Sound, a celebration of the early electronic music pioneer by Glasgow theatre company Blood of the Young. Oram was the creative mind behind the BBC’s Radiophonic Workshop (source of the original Doctor Who theme among other things) and the show promises a journey through her life, which goes undersung outside certain circles.

Ramesh Meyyappan will be presenting a new comedic piece, Off Kilter over four nights. This Tron co-production explores mental wellbeing, and the feeling of not quite being yourself, through illusion and visual storytelling. Another co-production shows a more unpleasant side of sound. Tromolo Production’s Music is Torture is a black comedy, inspired by research into the use of music as a means of torture in political conflict.

Horse McDonald’s Careful received top marks from us during its Fringe run, and comes to the Tron for two nights on 26 & 27 May, while there’ll also be a week of rehearsed readings in keeping with the season’s ethos of supporting brand new work.

‘This year Mayfesto is all about the music,’ says the Tron’s artistic director Andy Arnold.  ‘It makes me very proud to co-produce so many premieres of work from theatre-makers and performers who are really making a name for themselves with innovative, powerful and dynamic dramatic offerings.’

For the full Mayfesto programme see the Tron Theatre website

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Robert is the Managing Editor of The Wee Review and has been writing for the site since early 2014. Previously, he was manager of the Yorkshire arts website, digyorkshire. He pays bills by working for a palliative care charity and lives in Edinburgh.

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