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/

The Scotsman – 4 Stars: http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/culture/theatre/theatre-review-i-d-rather-humble-than-hero-1-3358706


Production Shots from Chrysalis:

  • Photo Credit: Robin Mitchell

Production Shots from Tramway:

  • Photo Credit: Carrie Hay

Devised and Performed by;
Maria Bissett
Lucy Bozkurt
Cara Brodie
Ethan Brodie
Eilidh Bryant
Lauren Cameron
Sean Fullwood
Joe Gardner
Rose Manson
Eoin McKenzie
Clare Morris
Lily Smith
Emma Stewart
Niall Turner
Laiqa Umar
Jess Wood

Devised by;
Ruth Jahoda
Adam Low
Stephanie Wilson

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