The Arches presents


Takes place at Glad Cafe, Shawlands, Glasgow | Part of BEHAVIOUR 2013 |

Sat 11 May 2013 | 9pm (50 mins) | £5 or see Festival/Day Pass info below

See E V E R Y T H I N G with a BEHAVIOUR Festival Pass (£45/£35) or make an evening of it with a BEHAVIOUR Day Pass (£24/£18 – see day schedule below).

These are not available to book online – please call 0141 565 1000 or call in at Box Office.


Ever wondered what George Osborne’s budget speech would sound like performed by a death metal band? Part gig, part theatre, part political rally, #TORYCORE is a new take on Conservative politics and its effect on British society. Incorporating the text of Osborne’s speech, this performance delivers an almost cathartic venting of feelings against today’s government.

This is music beyond protest: a live band, playing a pounding, nihilistic, muddy, discoordinated, brutal, subverbal deathgrowl.

#TORYCORE took the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe by storm, picking up the Arches Brick Award along the way. Created and performed by Lucy Ellinson, Chris Thorpe and Steve Lawson. Lyrics by George Osborne and the architects of austerity.

“This noise pierced the festering sense of injustice within me and set me on fire.”

N.B. #TORYCORE takes place at The Glad Cafe, 1006A Pollokshaws Road, G41 2HG. Due to licensing reasons this event is for over 18s only.


3pm-5pm Mammalian Diving Reflex: All The Sex I’ve Ever Had
(…a bite to eat in the Arches Cafe Bar before heading to Tramway for…)
7pm-8pm Rob Drummond: The Riot Of Spring
(…gather in the Tramway foyer before heading to The Glad Cafe for…)
9pm-9.50pm #TORYCORE




About BEHAVIOUR 2013

BEHAVIOUR is the Arches’ annual festival of live performance. Now in its 5th year, the 2013 programme sees 15 different shows featuring Scottish talent alongside work from London, Berlin, New York and Canada. As with previous years, the festival extends out of the Arches and across the city, with performances taking place in the iconic Arches building as well as in a range of traditional and unusual spaces across Glasgow including a working landfill site, a Govan community centre and Tramway.

View the full listings for BEHAVIOUR 2013.


About the Arches Brick Award

The Arches Brick Award is an opportunity for an emergent performance company or artist from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2012 to re-stage their piece at the Arches in 2013, offering funding towards the costs of restaging the work.