Take Time Out for Take Me Somewhere

Posted on 22 May 2018 in News, Performance

​Take Me Somewhere 2018, a festival of contemporary performance for Glasgow, has got off to a fantastic start, with critical acclaim for the productions so far staged at Tramway.

“Layer upon magnificent layer, it’s a play that catches the conscience…” 
writes Mary Brennan in her 5 star review of ‘Hamnet’ in The Herald. 

Mary Brennan also gave ‘Apollon’ and ‘Violence’ four stars, in The Herald, and says: “Take Me Somewhere’s 2018 season doesn’t only hit the ground running: this opening double bill throws down an ammo-packed gauntlet to the way society often assumes women should behave - and indeed pressures them to do so.”

Our Take Me Somewhere continues with a varied range of unmissable work: 

Quote Unquote Collective with Why Not Theatre bring us the award winning work, ‘MOUTHPIECE’ on Wednesday 30 and Thursday 31 May. Following one woman in the wake of her mother’s death, the heart-wrenching and humorous show “speaks up for all the women who daily bite their tongues” (The Guardian) and won The Stage’s Critics Pick at last year’s Edinburgh Festival.

Self-expression is a recurring theme of the programme. On Friday 1 June, Last Yearz Interesting Negro - the solo project of Jamila Johnson-Small - presents a new dance work, ‘i ride in colour and soft focus, no longer anywhere,’ an examination of the body as oracle, as the artist seeks to identify their own voice.

If you’re coming to this show, we recommend arriving by 7pm to take in a free one-off performance by Glasgow-based artist Christian Noelle Charles, whose series of works, ‘CC Time’ explore female representation, individuality and self-love in a contemporary world. The performance is presented alongside an exhibition of her expressive film work running on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 June.

And if you want to be taken somewhere different this weekend, experience awe-inspiring aerial circus and sonic art in a laser light setting with the spectacular ‘Liquid Sky’ on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 May.

See our What’s on Pages to find out more and book your tickets