Theatre Preview: Swindle and Death, 11 – 14 June, The Tron, Glasgow

9 Jun

While I was over at The Drawer Boy the other week I was lucky enough to bump into Hamish Wilson, veteran Scottish actor and radion producer who mentioned he was about to head of on a tour of Swindle and Death. Now it comes to The Tron from Wednesday 11 – Saturday 14 June.

What is the secret behind this most long-lived and ridiculous theatre company? For years they have been touring their sentimental porridge of tartan and nostalgia around the Highlands… how do they manage to keep going with this Cullen skink of claymores and crudity, sgian dubhs and sexual innuendo?

Marjorie, an intrepid spy from the Scottish Arts Council, infiltrates the company to find out. And, by way of Mary Queen of Scots, the Flouers o’ the Forest and a little touch of the Undead Shakespeare, she uncovers the hysterical horror at the heart of this Caledonian darkness…and what really happened that night in Ballachulish…

Just back from a tour of the Highlands and Islands, Swindle and Death looks like one worth catching.

Full details are on The Tron website.

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