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Contact: Andy Arnold
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Tron Theatre was established as a theatre club in 1979 (going fully public in 1989), rising from the ashes of the destroyed Close Theatre, based at the Citizens' Theatre, Glasgow. Originally based in the Victorian Bar of the Tron church building whilst the Kirk itself was transformed into the auditorium, Tron Theatre has become a leading player in Scottish theatre. In 1984 Fania Williams became the Tron’s first Artistic Director and, with her husband Richard Crane acted as dramaturg, wrote the first Tron Theatre Company script, Burke and Hare.
Between May 2005 and May 2006 the post of Director of the Tron Theatre was held by Ali Curran, formerly of the Peacock Theatre at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin. The Tron produced three new works during this time: the premiere of Ubu the King , a co-production with Dundee Repertory Theatre, the Barbcian, Old Vic and Bite:05, adapted by David Greig and directed by Dominic Hill; the European premiere of John Mighton's latest work, Half Life, co-produced with Perth Theatre and Canadian-based Necessary Angel; our annual Christmas panto, written by Forbes Masson, Weans in the Wood; and a brilliantly innovative production of Shakespeare's The Tempest.
Following Ali Curran, Gregory Thomson led the company between 2007 and 2008, presenting the world premiere of The Patriot by Olivier-award winning writer Grae Cleugh, an innovative production of Antigone, directed by David Levin, an adaptation of Louise Welsh's novel Tamburlaine Must Die as part of Glasgay! in 2007 as well as the co-production with Borderline Theatre Company of D.C. Jackson's The Wall.