ABOUT THE GROUP:
Junction 25 is a group of young people aged between 11 and 18 making original theatre work at the Tramway Theatre in Glasgow. The group was founded by Jess Thorpe and Tashi Gore of Glas(s) Performance in 2005 and led by them until 2016. It is currently still produced by Glas(s) Performance but led by Associate Artists Gudrun Soley Sigurdadottir and Rosie Reid (who also used to be a member). We take part in weekly workshops where we engage in a collaborative process in order to create original and personal performance works.
Junction 25 began as a response to a feeling about the need to represent the voices of young people in contemporary performance. We hope to deliver this work within a ‘professional’ context so that an audience might be able to view it as more than a participatory experience but also as a valid piece of art in its own right.
Junction 25 is a place where we come together, explore big questions we have about the world, make creative responses to these questions and share these responses with other people.
Currently Junction 25 is made up of 20 people – its a living thing so it is always changing. If you interested in coming along and being a part of what we do then you can e mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Junction 25 was first founded in 2005 and have since created and performed over twenty pieces and interventions. They have presented work at festivals and venues including Chrysalis, MY TIME, New Territories, WYSIWYG, The National Festival of Youth Theatre, Stage@Leeds, the Macrobert Arts Centre, Forest Fringe, the Arches, Battersea Arts Centre and the Rogaland Teater in Stavanger, Norway.
Junction 25 were at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2011 as part of the Made in Scotland showcase with I Hope My Heart Goes First which played to sell-out audiences and received a Herald Angel Award. The company returned to the festival in 2013 with Anoesis where they sold out the run and were shortlisted for a Total Theatre Award for Innovation.
In 2015 Junction 25 were awarded the CATS Whiskers Award for an Outstanding contribution to Scottish Theatre.
A Bit of Bite: ★★★★ The Herald
5.9 Million: ★★★★ The Herald, ★★★★ The Scotsman
I’d Rather Humble than Hero: ★★★★ The Herald, ★★★★ The Scotsman
Figment: ★★★★ The Herald, ★★★★ The Scotsman
Anoesis:★★★★ The Herald, ★★★★ The Scotsman
★★★★ The Guardian, ★★★★ The Times
I Hope My Heart Goes First: :★★★★ ★ The Herald, ★★★★ The Scotsman, ★★★★ The Guardian, ★★★★ The Times
Gender Divide: ★★★★ The Herald, ★★★★ The Scotsman
You have to be there, to sense the full force of Junction 25 – Joyce McMillan, the Scotsman on I’d Rather Humble Than Hero (2012)
Brave, bold, brilliant stuff –Mary Brennan, on Figment The Herald (2013)
This is urgent, contemporary work that is genuinely collaborative, intensely personal and vividly theatrical. Make sure it’s on your radar. – Lyn Gardiner, The Guardian on Junction 25
hailed as one of the finest in the UK, and it’s not difficult to see why – Joyce McMillan, the Scotsman on Anoesis (2012)