Dye in the Goldfish Bowl

The inaugural Scottish Youth Theatre National Ensemble present the world premiere of their first ever performance.


Bookings are now only by phone only 0141 552 3988 or in person at SYT 

Created by Scottish Youth Theatre National Ensemble with David Cosgrove and Mary McCluskey

In a seemingly ordinary warehouse, a group of strangers have been assembled and detained.

Will they remain united against the dividing force of authority?

Dye in the Goldfish Bowl is a piece influenced by the world inhabited by the young theatre-makers who form the Ensemble.

The company of 21 young people aged 16 – 25 were selected from over 140 applicants. Since their recruitment in March 2017, the National Ensemble has met on a monthly basis to work with top theatre practitioners including Frantic Assembly. During this time they have explored a range of theatre practice including movement, dance, writing and directing.

In the 4 weeks preceding the performance, they are working intensively with the assistance of guest tutors plus BAFTA winning writer David Cosgrove and SYT Artistic Director Mary McCluskey to develop a site-specific performance in this found venue.

Recommended age suitability 14+. Contains strong language, scenes of physical abuse and incidents of gunfire.

Interested in auditioning for our National Ensemble 2018? Click here

Venue and Booking Information

Tue 1 – Sat 5 August 2017, 8pm.  Additional 2pm performance on Sat 

Running time is 1 hour 30 minutes straight through.

Please note the following before your arrival:

  • latecomers will not be admitted to the performance and if you leave the venue during the performance you will not be re-admitted. Please allow yourself plenty of time to arrive and ensure you leave yourself time for a comfort break before the performance begins
  • please bring a jumper or cardigan if it is going to be cold – the venue is quite cool.
  • please bring an umbrella if you arrive early and it is raining
  • the temporary seating in the venue is similar to plastic school chairs
  • there should be no photography taken in the venue and no food or drink to be consumed in venue
  • the performance contains loud sound effects, strobe and haze.

Tickets £12. Booking is by phone only 0141 552 3988 or in person at SYT 

Venue: Simon Community Scotland Warehouse, Reidvale Street, Dennistoun, G31 1SZ

Venue is situated right next to Bellgrove Train Station. Trains run at regular intervals from Glasgow Queen Street - journey time 6 minutes. If you are planning on walking to the venue then it is a 25 minute walk from the city centre.

This is a site-specific performance presented in a venue which has kindly been donated by Simon Community Scotland. After our performance, the charity will use the venue to collect, collate and distribute much needed supplies and essentials for people experiencing homelessness.

To donate visit www.simonscotland.org

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