Rob Drummond: The Riot Of Spring

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/£16 – see day schedule below).

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

On the 29th May 1913, The Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky premiered at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris. Not knowing whether to be more appalled by Stravinsky’s uncompromising experimentations in dissonance, tonality, rhythm and meter or by Vaslav Nijinsky’s ugly, horizontal, pigeon-toed choreography, the Parisian audience reacted as their instincts told them. They rioted. Stravinsky and Nijinsky, it seemed, had succeeded in achieving the holy grail of art – they had created something entirely new.

One hundred years on, Rob Drummond has worked with a dancer and a cellist to create a piece that fuses narrative theatre, dance and music. As each try out other’s particular skill on stage, a show based upon the structure of Stravinsky’s original piece emerges, questioning our attitudes towards the arts, towards talent, towards original art, towards the politics behind it all, and towards the alarming state of our society today. With Stravinsky’s original composition subtitled Scenes from Pagan Russia, Drummond’s is similarly subtitled Scenes from Secular Britain.

Rob Drummond is an award-winning playwright, performer and theatre maker. His wide ranging work includes the critically acclaimed Wrestling, for which he trained as a professional wrestler and the magical theatre show Bullet Catch, which was a huge hit at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe, winning both a Herald Angel and a Total Theatre Award.

N.B. This show takes place at Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, Glasgow, G41 2PE.

“Remarkable, multilayered and utterly gripping.”
**** Guardian on Bullet Catch
Part of the Auteurs Project.


Fri 10th May – £22/£16

7pm-8.15pm Tranny & Roseannah’s Cafe Bar Makeover
7pm-8pm Rob Drummond
(…get the 8.24 train from Pollokshields East back to the Arches for…)
8.45pm-10.45pm Mammalian Diving Reflex: All The Sex I’ve Ever Had

Sat 11th May – £24/£18

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
(…gather in the Tramway foyer before heading to The Glad Cafe for…)
9pm-9.50pm #TORYCORE