Theatre Preview: The Drawer Boy, 8 – 24 May, Tron Theatre, Glasgow

6 May

Something of a phenomenon in its native Canada, The Drawer Boy arrives in Scotland at Glasgow’s Tron Theatre from Thursday 8 until Saturday 24 May.

In 1970s Canada, two Ontarian farmers are visited by a young actor researching a new play. As he settles into his new way of life, the past starts to catch up with the farmers and secrets are uncovered which threaten the present.

This is the Scottish premiere of the play from director Andy Arnold, who describes here what inspired him to choose this play as his first for the Tron:

Michael Healey‘s play won a number of awards follwing its premiere in 1999 as well as rave reviews. The Toronto Sun said the it was “Wonderfully understated. Funny and deeply affecting” while the Toronto Star reckoned it was “Far and away the finest new Canadian drama to grace a Toronto stage this season…touches the heart and mind in equal measure”.

The Drawer Boy stars Scottish stage stalwarts Brian Pettifer (Hamish Macbeth) and Benny Young (Six Characters in Search of an Author) alongside Brian Ferguson (Black Watch).

Full details of times and prices are available over at the Tron’s website, but before you go, take a look at the trailer:

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