Theatre

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The cen­tre­piece of the Tron’s au­tumn sea­son is what the Glas­gow theatre de­scribes as “one of the most ex­tra­or­di­nary, hi­lar­i­ous and sur­real plays in mod­ern theatre”.

Bal­ly­turk, by highly ac­claimed writer/direc­tor Enda Walsh, melds shades of Un­der Milk Wood with the idea of an ar­ti­fi­cial re­al­ity as most fa­mously ex­plored in The Tru­man Show.

Its char­ac­ters, played by Si­mon Don­ald­son and Grant O’Rourke, are sim­ply called “One” and “Two”. They imag­ine the world out­side the four walls of their room, and won­der if they will ever see it for them­selves.

De­signed and lit by the same team who worked on 2016 hit The Lone­some West, it’s di­rected by Andy Arnold, artis­tic direc­tor of the Tron. Their pro­duc­tion of Walsh’s play (the first in the UK) runs un­til Oc­to­ber 20.

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