Hooray – for some of us lucky ducks, this weekend is extended. And where better to spend extra time than at the Tron Theatre’s Mayfesto.
Taking place from the 1 – 20 May, this annual political festival of theatre explores identity and truth in all its forms. I’m especially intrigued by award-winning director Kirsty Housley’s play Bandages. It explores the fantastical world created by two sisters attempting to protect themselves from the media’s depiction of horrific crimes in their local area. It’s sure to be chilling and spine-tingling good.
As It Is by Vanishing Point is also on my to-see list. It looks at truth, imagination and memories – and throws in a lie detector for good measure. It stirs up interesting pondering about truth and reality, though I have a feeling I’ll probably be left with more questions than answers.
But if that all sounds too difficult to contemplate, then try The Price of Everything by Daniel Bye.
Through a bizarre collection of facts and impassioned arguments, this comedic but provocative performance asks questions to get you thinking about the value of beauty… along with what you might pay for an air guitar on eBay. If you’ve ever wondered about the difference between the price of an object and its true value, this is a must-see. And apparently there’s free milk. Bonus!
With tickets ranging from £2 -10, there’s something for every taste and pocketbook. So go on. Ask a few questions, possibly get a few answers and enjoy!