WHAT’S ON MARCH: TRON THEATRE COMPANY PRESENT JACK THORNE’S COMING-OF-AGE DRAMA BUNNY
The Tron Theatre Company is working with Paul Brotherston to bring to the stage Jack Thorne’s exhilarating coming-of-age drama Bunny, which tackles teenage sexuality, racism and gang culture, as part of their Spring season.
Thorne, whose work includes Skins, This Is England ’86 and the recent Channel 4 hit, Kiri, gives voice to anxious teen Katie, a fairly ordinary young woman from Luton who plays in the school orchestra and is applying for Uni. Out with her older boyfriend (‘he’s good looking.and he’s black.not that that matters’) she becomes involved in a street altercation which soon spirals into something dark, violent and dangerous.
Katie is a fantastic creation – all street-wise swagger one minute, emotionally immature and naive the next and Bunny is a white-knuckle ride through one extraordinary evening. In Brotherston’s words: ‘Bunny feels like a play for today, a breathless, knotty story that asks very hard and complicated questions about growing up and having to define your place in modern British society. Katie is an amazing character to play and has to navigate her way through a really complex web of systems – class, race and the patriarchy. After directing Krapp’s Last Tape in 2017 for the Tron, she was very much the character I wanted Changing House audiences to meet next.’
Anna Russell-Martin, currently completing her training at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, will take on the role of Katie in her professional debut, Paul Brotherston will design as well as direct, Dave Shea will provide lighting design and Iida Aino will provide the sound design.
Running time: approx. 60 mins (no interval).
Venue: Tron Theatre, 63 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5HB
Dates: 28 March – 7 April 2018
Tickets: £11 (£8.50)
Box Office: 0141 552 4267 or http://www.tron.co.uk