Before, during and after the Commonwealth Games, there are to be many dazzling performances, from the works of community-based groups to projects which will take place on multiple international stages.
Look out for one of the larger-scale projects, Perch, an ambitious global performance which will be set on many stages positioned high above the streets in three countries: Scotland, Australia and Brazil. This international collaboration will combine aerial theatre, street theatre, communities, choirs, orchestras and media broadcast in what is set to be an unforgettable event.
For a theatre show like no other, join in with the outdoor production The Spokesmen, where both the cast and audience physically travel through the hilarious and heart-warming story on bikes. Performed in parks across Scotland, this show is a great way to explore green spaces from a different perspective and experience live theatre on the move.
Discover the life and music of one of Scotland’s most innovative and influential musicians Martyn Bennett through GRIT, a multiform, site-specific theatre production. Named after Bennett’s final studio album, playwrights, international and Scottish dance companies, circus performers and theatre artists will together produce a cross-form, total theatre experience. This ambitious piece is set to take place in the Glasgow’s Tramway One and in Mull Theatre during the Midsummer weekend.
A celebration of colour and dance, the Glasgow Mela returns this year for its 24th year on 7 and 8 June. This year, a host of performers from Commonwealth countries, including India, Pakistan, Cyprus and Sri Lanka will join in as the Kelvingrove Park’s historic bandstand will host the Mela for the first time.
All the way from Australia, the legendary veteran actor, Aboriginal elder and activist Uncle Jack Charles will be at Tramway in Glasgow for a showcase of Australian contemporary performance also featuring Lucy Guerin, Stephanie Lake and Back-To-Back Theatre.