I’d Rather Humble Than Hero
WHAT is it they do, at the Tramway’s acclaimed young people’s theatre group Junction 25, to make their shows so unforgettable?
Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman
In fact there’s something heroic in the way that the members of Junction 25 – ages ranging from 11 to 18 – open up to an audience, use their own names, personal experiences and future hopes to deliver a slice of social comment on the whole yen-for-fame game.
Mary Brennan, The Herald
Recognise me. I break records, push boundaries, test limits. I am special. I save kittens from trees and people from burning buildings. I throw myself off cliffs and I run through bullets.I am the mafia, the school teacher, the bodyguard. I am the student you never noticed. You want to pin me up, download me and switch me on. You can’t help it. I am desirable to you. I have great teeth. I run, I jump and I stand still for you. I let you look at me – my hair, my eyes. You wonder when your chance will come.
First performed at Tramway in March 2014. Then at The Traverse Theatre as part of Chrysalis Festival in November 2015.
The Herald – 4 Stars: http://www.heraldscotland.com/arts_ents/13153122.Review__Theatre/
Production Shots from Chrysalis:
- Photo Credit: Robin Mitchell
Production Shots from Tramway:
- Photo Credit: Carrie Hay
Devised and Performed by;
Co-Produced by: Glas(s) Performance and Tramway
Devised and Directed by: Tashi Gore and Gary Gardiner
Associate Artist: Jack Matheson
Producer: Viviane Hullin
Production Manager: Avalon Hernandez
Lighting Designer: Lynfryn Mackenzie
AV Designer: Colin Chaloner
Production Image: Kevin Low
Outreach Facilitator: Megan Reid
Co-Artistic Director (maternity): Jess Thorpe