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New Sound Stage Monologues to Explore the Black British Community's Relationship With the Covid-19 Vaccine

Pitlochry Festival Theatre and Stockroom in Association with Naked Productions present the Sound Stage audio premiere of Blaccine First Dose,  three new monologues which investigate the Black British community's relationship with the Covid-19 vaccine in January 2023.

BWW Review: UNDERWOOD LANE, Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Telling the tale of a young skiffle band trying to make it, Underwood Lane has it all: style, fierce love rivalry, broken hearts, dodgy dealers, religion, sex, death, and is written in memory of John’s Paisley buddy, Gerry Rafferty, who was born and brought up on the titular street.

Annie George Presents HOME IS NOT THE PLACE

Annie George presents Home is Not The Place. Supported by The Meadows Award (part I of the Resilience double bill with Twa)  Part of the Made in Scotland showcase 2022.

UNDERWOOD LANE Gets World Premiere This Summer

Tron Theatre Company in a co-production with OneRen supported by funding from Future Paisley are delighted to finally be able to present John Byrne's Underwood Lane directed by Andy Arnold - two years on from the original planned world premiere. 

BWW Review: DONALD AND BENOIT, Sound Stage

Pitlochry Festival Theatre and Prime Theatre are delighted to announce a real family treat this December when they present the Sound Stage premiere of the new audio play Donald and Benoit, a whimsical, magical and musical tale for children of an unlikely friendship that has been brought to vivid life by the award-winning and heralded Scottish artist and playwright John Byrne and adapted by the multi-award-winning Jeanine Byrne.

Premiere Of Timberlake's Wertenbaker's New Play WHO ARE YOU? To Close The Sound Stage Opening Season

Pitlochry Festival Theatre and The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, in association with Naked Productions, are delighted to announce the Sound Stage premiere of Timberlake Wertenbaker's new environmentally themed play Who Are You? 

Roy Williams New Play HISTORY Will Be Performed at Pitlochry Festival Theatre and Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh

Pitlochry Festival Theatre and The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, in association with Naked Productions, have announced the World Première of History, Roy Williams' new play which will give audiences a kaleidoscopic portrait of Black Britain over the last 40 years.

People's Light Announces A Summer of Live Music

Gather your friends and family for live music at People's Light all summer long! Drive-In Concerts return to the Theatre's back parking lot, featuring a wide variety of bands performing June through September.

Alexander Goudie to Be Showcased in An Artist's Life, Act I at The Scottish Gallery

This new exhibition at The Scottish Gallery charts his beginnings in post-war Paisley in the 1940s, student years at Glasgow School of Art in the 1950s and his early career – a period in which Goudie embarked upon a life-long project to document the evolving landscape and culture of his wife’s homeland, Brittany.

People's Light Moves Outdoors For Summer 2021

People's Light in Malvern opens their 7-acre campus for a bustling summer of safe, outdoor offerings. There's something for everyone—theatre programs and performances for kids, al fresco dining, and music, music, music!

Cast Announced for Mark Ravenhill's ANGELA at Sound Stage

The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh and Pitlochry Festival Theatre, in association with  Naked Productions and BBC Radio 3  has announced the cast for Sound Stage’s first production; Angela, a brand-new autobiographical play by Mark Ravenhill airing 26 – 28 March.

New Audio-Digital Theatre Platform SOUND STAGE to Premiere Plays From Mark Ravenhill, Roy Williams and More

Pitlochry Festival Theatre, The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh in collaboration with Naked Productions have announced Sound Stage – a new immersive audio digital theatre which from late March will premiere 8 new plays written by amongst others Mark Ravenhill, Roy Williams, Timberlake Wertenbaker, and John Byrne.

The Scottish Gallery Opens Online Exhibition CLOSER TO HOME

2021 at The Scottish Gallery opens with an online exhibition of new work by renowned Scottish artist Philip Braham. 

Edinburgh's City Art Centre To Reopen With New Exhibition To Mark 40th Anniversary

Edinburgh's City Art Centre is to re-open its doors to the public on Saturday 12th September 2020 with a full range of new safety measures in place to ensure the safety of visitors and staff. The gallery reopens with two new exhibitions, City Art Centre at 40: Highlights from the City's Art Collection marking the City Art Centre's 40th anniversary and Bright Shadows: Scottish Art in the 1920s.

People's Light Announces Drive-In Summer Concert Series

People's Light in Malvern, PA has turned its parking lot into an open-air venue for a series of socially distanced drive-in concerts! Every weekend from July 18 through August 21 will feature a different band from a wide variety of musical genres. Concerts begin at 6:30pm and run about 75 to 90-minutes.

Limited Edition John Byrne Prints To Go On Sale As Tron Theatre Fundraiser

Tron Theatre and co-producing partners Renfrewshire Leisure should have been presenting the world premiere of John Byrne's new work, Underwood Lane directed by Andy Arnold this July. 

Tron Theatre Company and Renfrewshire Leisure Reschedule John Byrne's UNDERWOOD LANE

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 situation and uncertainty around when the UK and Scottish Government position on the movement of people and provision of non-essential services might change, Tron Theatre Company, in conjunction with their co-producing partners at Renfrewshire Leisure have taken the decision to reschedule the production of John Byrne's Underwood Lane that was due to take place this summer, into 2021.

Natalie O'Donoghue's Most Anticipated Theatre of 2020

BWW reviewer Natalie O'Donoghue selects her top picks in theatre around Glasgow and beyond for 2020.

Tron Theatre Announces Spring-Summer 2020 Season

Tron Theatre's Spring-Summer 2020 season is full-to-the-brim with some of the best work currently touring, as well as Tron Theatre Company's own theatrical offerings, which this year involve two high-profile collaborations on exciting new work.

Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of DARK PHOENIX?

Dark Phoenix is the story of one of the X-Men's most beloved characters, Jean Grey, as she evolves into the iconic titular character. During a life-threatening rescue mission in space, Jean is hit by a cosmic force that transforms her into one of the most powerful mutants of all. Wrestling with this increasingly unstable power as well as her own personal demons, Jean spirals out of control, tearing the X-Men family apart and threatening to destroy the very fabric of our planet. The film is the most intense and emotional X-Men movie ever made. It is the culmination of 20 years of X-Men movies, as the family of mutants that we've come to know and love must face their most devastating enemy yet -- one of their own.


John Byrne has written 1 shows including Slab Boys (Playwright).

John Byrne has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. Some of the notable nominations include Play of the Year at the Olivier Awards for The Slab Boys Trilogy and the Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright at the Evening Standard Awards for The Slab Boys. These nominations recognize Byrne's talent and contributions to the theater industry.

John Byrne has won the Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright at the Evening Standard Awards for his play "The Slab Boys".

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